All Nigeria’s Hajj pilgrims to the 2019 Pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, have been airlifted back to the country.
The last batch of the pilgrims from Bauchi and officials of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) arrived Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja on Thursday.
The flight ended three days ahead of the Saudi deadline for all pilgrims to be airlifted before the closure of Jedda Airport to Hajj flights.
NAHCON Chairman, Alhaji Abdullahi Mohammed, announcing the end of exercise, says a total of 43,393 pilgrims were airlifted from Saudi Arabia back to Nigeria in 91 flights.
He commends designated airlines, Max Air and Flynas, for their efficiency in transporting all the Nigerian Hajj pilgrims and their luggage back to Nigeria within the stipulated period.
NAHCON chairman also praises the Hajj pilgrims for their civil conducts while in Saudi Arabia.
The airlifting of the pilgrims back home started last August 17.
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