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Max Air resumes transportation of pilgrims

01 October 2012, 17:17

Kano - Max Air Ltd has resumed normal transportation of pilgrims to Saudi Arabia after the suspension of the exercise by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that over 1,000 female pilgrims were brought back to the country for not travelling to the Holy Land without their individual Mahram (Male Guide)

The Public Relations Officer of the airline, Alhaji Ibrahim Dahiru, told newmen in Kano that the airline resumed the transportation of the pilgrims on Sunday.

"I am happy with the resumption of the airlift and the airline will ensure airlifting of all its pilgrims to the holy land before the expiration of the deadline.''

Dahiru said that a total of 550 pilgrims, including women, were transported to the Holy Land from the Sokoto centre while additional 462 pilgrims were transported from the Abuja centre.

He said all the pilgrims were thoroughly screened to avoid a repeat of last week mix-up.

"Every female intending pilgrim on board the aircraft has individual mahram as required by the laws of the Holy Land.

"We have resumed airlifting of pilgrims from the Sokoto and Abuja centres, and we are confident the airlift will continue without any hitch."



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