The Chairman of the Presidential Taskforce on Hajj in Sierra Leone, Alhaji Muratada Sesay has confirmed that a total of 609 pilgrims from Sierra Leone will be participating in the 2024 Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

According to the Information Attache from Saudi Arabia Embassy, Abu Bakarr Bah confirmed that  he was informed by the Chairman  in an interview that  the delegation comprised of 2 medical doctors, 1 pharmacist, 2 nurses, and 3 members of the Presidential Taskforce on Hajj.

He further said that among the 609 pilgrims, 60% are self sponsored, while 40% are beneficiaries of government scholarships.

He noted that the Presidential Taskforce on Hajj has made arrangements and negotiated with Ethiopian Airlines to ensure that the pilgrims are flown to Saudi Arabia in two batches between 31st May and 1st June 2024 respectively.

In recent times, the Government of Sierra Leone Presidential Hajj Task Force has issued important information for Sierra Leoneans registered to perform Hajj in 2024.

According to recent update from the Presidential Task Force , Orientation of Pilgrims will start from the 2nd May and End on 15th

The pilgrims are expected to land in Madina, Islam’s second holiest city, before proceeding to Makkah for the 1445 Hajj.