Hajj: Nigerian Pilgrims Ready To Climb Arafat In Saudi Arabia/NAN/Concise

The Nigerian pilgrims in Mekkah for the 2019 hajj Thursday said they were ready to climb the Arafat, which is the last and critical segment of the annual religious right in Muna.

The pilgrims disclosed to News Agency of Nigeria that they were prepared spiritually and psychologically to accomplish acceptable Hajj on Friday, 9 August.

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Muna is a suburb of Makkah, where mount Arafat is located, and about 1.8 million pilgrims from across the nations of the world are expected to stay there for three days, praying and asking for forgiveness, among other rites.

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and the Saudi authorities have been up and doing to ensure a hitch-free Hajj.

The commission has transported over 44,000 pilgrims from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia, in addition to 18,000 pilgrims who came to the holy land through tour operators.

Saudi authorities have also introduced an electronic system in Muna to monitor movement to ensure the safety of pilgrims.

No fewer than 1.8 million pilgrims from all over the world, are performing this year Hajj in Saudi Arabia.