Posted by Garba Ahmed, Kaduna | 3 October 2016 | 2,132 times
The last batch of Kaduna State pilgrims that performed the 2016 hajj have arrived home.
A statement issued by Yunusa Muhammad Abdullahi, Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Muslims Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, stated that the last batch of 447 pilgrims arrived Kaduna International Airport around 10:30 a.m. on today, on board Max Air.
“The return to Nigeria today, signify the end of the airlift of Kaduna pilgrims from Saudi Arabia.
“The Director General, Bureauof Interfaith, Engr Namadi Musa, Overseer, Imam Hussaini Sulaiman Tsoho Ikara and other government officials were all on board the last flight,” the statement added.
It was gathered that Medview with 303 Kaduna pilgrims arrived Kaduna before the arrival of last flight.
According to Yunusa, 5,575 pilgrims performed hajj this year’s hajj from the state, among which one pilgrim died in Makkah.
He said the Overseer of the Board, Imam Sulaiman Tsoho Ikara, thanked all the government appointed officials under the leadership of Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Balarabe Abbas Lawal, all stakeholders and staff of the pilgrims’ board for ensuring a successful Hajj this year.