The Chairman of Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has cautioned travelers to the current year’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia to oppose any impulse to convey hard medications to the sacred land.
Talking on the impact points of the debut trip of meaning travelers, Mrs Dabiri-Erewa advised them that Saudi laws recommend capital punishment against such act.
In an announcement by the NIDCOM Head of Media, Abdur-Rahman Balogun, the commission director said it was demoralizing that a few Nigerians still ran foul of Saudi Arabia specialists’ law, notwithstanding rehashed admonitions and workshops for proposing explorers.
She reviewed that a few Nigerians got with hard medications over the most recent couple of years were still waiting for capital punishment in Saudi Arabia.
The NIDCOM administrator begged pioneers to disregard the disgraceful demonstration.
Mrs Dabiri-Erewa also reminded the pilgrims that kolanuts and prescription painkillers in large quantities have been banned in Saudi Arabia.
The commission chairman warned that if found on anyone, the offence attracts severe penalties according to new Saudi Arabia regulations.
She said the Federal Government, through the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) and various state boards, had made arrangements to attend to the medical needs of the pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.
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