The Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Tuesday in Gombe warned prospective pilgrims against attempts to defect from this year's hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The board also advised pregnant women not to register for the pilgrimage because of the consequences of such act.
The Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Maigana Lamido, gave the warning in Gombe at a two-day train the trainer's workshop toward a successful 2012 hajj.
Lamido said the workshop would enable the participants to educate prospective pilgrims in their various communities.
He emphasised the need for the participants to create awareness among such pilgrims on the rules and regulation of the exercise in Nigeria and the holy land.
The secretary also challenged the participants to ensure that pregnant women did not participate while those planning to defect from the pilgrimage should drop such idea because of the consequences.
Malam Adamu Umar said the aims and objectives of the hajj were to enable Muslims to complete the five pillars of Islam.
He said that any Muslim who wanted his hajj to be accepted must fulfil all the conditions before and during the exercise.
Meanwhile, the state Grand Khadi, Usman Babaliman, who was represented by a Sharia Court Judge, Alhaji Adamu Mohammed, urged the participants to observe the rules of Hajj.
He further advised them to be conscious of what would be impacted to the intending pilgrims, to avoid misunderstanding among them.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that 100 participants who attended the programme, were drawn from the 11 local government areas of the state.