Malam Muhammad Bashir, Director of the Board, made this known while briefing management staff of the Board after the First Pre-Hajj visit to Saudi Arabia.
Bashir said the measure would enable the organisation meets the March 16, deadline set up by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to complete the payment of seats allocated to the Board for 2018 hajj.
The director emphasised that the ongoing sales of hajj slot forms would end by February regardless of the total number of intending pilgrims registered for the 2018 hajj through FCT.
He explained that for administrative convenience, the board had decentralized its services to the six Area Councils for the comfort of the intending pilgrims who wish to register with the FCT.
Bashir said the organisation was prepared for the 2018 hajj operation, adding that the board had secured comfortable accommodation in Makkah for intending pilgrims.
He also said that the board had made adequate arrangement for feeding of pilgrims and other services that would be provided for the FCT contingents.
Bashir, therefore, urged staff of the board to rededicate themselves in discharging their duties in order to complement the successes recorded in previous hajj operations.
The director, however, warned staff of the organisation against any act capable of tarnishing the image of the FCT administration and the country at large.
He also called for more cooperation of all staff and other stakeholders to ensure the success of the 2018 hajj in line with the desire of the present administration.
The Director, resumed office in Dec. 2017 after successful completion of a one year course at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos Plateau.