Kano - All the 5, 602 intending pilgrims from Kano state have been transported to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Pilgrimage, the state Pilgrims Welfare Board, has said.
Alhaji Nuhu Badamasi, Public Relations Officers of the board, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kano that the pilgrims were transported by Max Air Ltd. in 10 flights.
He said the last batch of pilgrims numbering 508 departed Malam Aminu Kano International Airport around 8.35 a.m. on Tuesday.
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"The 10th flight and last flight departed Malam Aminu Kano International Airport with 508 intending pilgrims at about 8.35 a.m. today.
"The intending pilgrims are from Ajingi, Gaya, Wudil and Warawa local government areas of the state," he said.
Badamasi said only the state officials numbering about 100 were now on ground waiting to be transported to the Holy land.
He commended the airline for keeping its promise and urged it to maintain the tempo during the return journey from the Holy land.