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Kabo to transport 27, 623 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia

18 September 2012, 07:40

Kano - Kabo Air Limited is set to transport 27,623 intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj.

The Public Relations Manager of the airline, Alhaji Aminu Hamza, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigerian (NAN) in Kano on Monday.

He said the airline had made adequate arrangements to ensure the success of the Hajj operation both in Nigeria and in the Holy land.

"We have worked out the necessary modalities that will ensure a hitch free Hajj operation both here at home and in Saudi Arabia."

 According to him, the airline had set aside two Boeing 747 aircraft with another aircraft on standby to facilitate the successful conduct of the exercise.

"With over 30 years experience in Hajj operation we are not expecting any major challenge this year.

"We have already stationed all the needed supporting staff at various designated airports in readiness for the operation’’, he said.

Hamza said the airline would collaborate with the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) with a view to achieving the desired objective.

He commended Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board for making changes in its plans to curtail unnecessary delays in the turn out of pilgrims for airlift to the Holy Land.

"With the new system of first to come first to serve, I’m sure we will have a smooth operation this year," he said.

NAN reports that 100,000 muslim pilgrims will perform this year's Hajj from Nigeria.



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