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  • Updated: June 08, 2023

Hajj: About 2,000 Yola Pilgrims Reach Saudi Arabia

Hajj: About 2,000 Yola Pilgrims Reach Saudi Arabia

The National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) says it is pleased with how Umza Aviation Services and  Aero Contractors timely transported the 1,896 pilgrims from Adamawa to Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

The  Zonal coordinator of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) in charge of Adamawa and Taraba States, Alhaji Usman Sambo told on Wednesday, said so far, the process has been moving smoothly without issues.

He said that the commission is extremely happy with the level of commitment of the airlines.

In a related development, Alhaji Liman Usman-Mohammed, the airline head of Hajj and Umra, assured that no pilgrim would be left behind.

According to him, the airlines have so far transported 2,100 pilgrims from Nasarawa and 1,500 from Oyo States, saying “we would soon finish the airlift operations.

He said the airlines were expected to transport a total of 1,650 pilgrims from Taraba State to Saudia, saying “we would soon start transporting them.

“We learnt that their travel visas are being processed and we expect them to hasten the process to enable us beat the arrival deadline of 11 June,” he said.

Usman-Mohammed lauded the Adamawa pilgrims' board for proper preparations which facilitated easy transportation of the pilgrims.


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