By Stanley Onyekwere
The biometric registration exercise for 2018 hajj has commenced for intending pilgrims from Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The registration is being carried out by a firm assigned by the Saudi Arabian government for the exercise in Abuja before issuance of visa.
The exercise started yesterday, with the capturing of intending pilgrims from Bwari and Abuja Municipal Area Councils (AMAC) at the Rivers’ house located at Central Business District, Abuja.
Also, intending pilgrims from Kuje and Gwagwalada Area councils would have their biometric capture exercise today, while those from Kwali and Abaji area councils are due for the exercise on Monday, at the venue, and those from the headquarters would get their biometric captured on Tuesday respectively
“All intending pilgrims who have completed their payment should see their Area Officers at the venue for the collection of their e-passport before proceeding for the exercise.
“The exercise is a mandatory aspect of visa processing application for hajj this year and failure to participate would disqualify the intending pilgrim from performing the hajj,” a statement by the Board’s spokesman, Muhammad Lawal Aliyu stated.