Nigeria concludes 2018 Hajj operations

Posted by Garba Muhammad | 25 September 2018 | 2,322 times

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The last flight for 2018 Hajj, which signifies end of this year’s exercise took off on Monday, with 111 officials from the media team, medical personnel and National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) staff.

Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad disclosed this while addressing newsmen at the departure lounge of King Abdul Azeez International Airport, Jeddah.

While thanking the Almighty Allah for the successful operation, the chairman equally appreciated Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, his Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, members of the National Assembly and the Secretary to the Government of the Federation for the significant roles they played in facilitating the success of this year’s Hajj operations.

Others also mentioned by Mr. Mukhtar for appreciation are Secretaries of State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards, their staff, the pilgrims themselves, and staff of the Commission.

He commended the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for conducting a well organised Hajj season that had the welfare of pilgrims as its priority.

The Chairman, who alongside, a couple of staff remaining behind for mop-up duties, explained that they will go round Makkah to ensure that no pilgrim is left behind whether in the hospital or pilgrims’ lodges before they finally depart too.

“Finally, prayers were offered for everyone’s safe trip back to Nigeria and their various homes".

 


Source: News Express

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