NAHCON to begin airlifting of 2017 Hajj pilgrims on July 30

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National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) said the first flight to convey Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2017 Hajj is scheduled to depart on Friday, July 30.

NAHCON head of media, Mallam Uba Mana, who made the known in a statement, said the commission has commenced processing of visas for about 40,000 intending pilgrims who have completed payment of their Hajj fares.

NAHCON spokesman ask the state pilgrims boards and agencies to commence the inoculation of intending pilgrims and issuance of their basic travel allowances.

Mana listed states with highest number of registered pilgrims to includes Kaduna with 6, 335, followed by Niger with 4, 129, Zamfara, Kano and Sokoto have 3, 000 pilgrims each.

About 95,000 pilgrims, are expected to perform the 2017 Hajj.

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