The inaugural flight left Nigeria with more than 500 inetending pligrims from Maiduguri, Borno state
One thousand, one hundred and ninety-three intending 2022 Hajj pilgrims have left Kaduna State for Saudi Arabia.
These are part of the 2,491 slots allocated to the Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Agency by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.
The agency’s spokesman, Salisu Anchau, told NAN on Monday in Kaduna that the pilgrims are from 14 out of the 23 local government areas of the state.
He said the pilgrims from Igabi, Zaria, Ikara, Giwa, Soba, Lere, Kagarko, Kaduna North, Kudan, Kaura, Zangon Kataf, Sanga, Kachia, and Chikun local government areas were taken to Saudi Arabia in three flights.
Anchau assured that the remaining 1,298 intending pilgrims would be taken to Saudi Arabia within the stipulated time frame.