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Press Release 

The final flight carrying pilgrims from Kano State successfully departed from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, at around 12:06 am, marking the end of this year’s Hajj pilgrimage.

The flight, operated by Max Air, took off from King Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah and is expected to land at Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport by 4:36 am. Onboard are 404 pilgrims who have completed their Hajj rituals, including government officials and pilgrims from three local government areas in Kano:

1. Garun-Malam

2. Bebeji

3. Doguwa

The Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, in collaboration with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), ensured a smooth and well-coordinated return process.

The Director General of the Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Lamin Rabi’u Danbappa, expressed his gratitude to all stakeholders, including the Saudi authorities, the Nigerian Embassy in Saudi Arabia, and the airlines involved, for their support and cooperation throughout the pilgrimage.

Alhaji Lamin Rabi’u Danbappa said, “We are delighted that all our pilgrims have performed their Hajj rites successfully and are now returning home safely. We appreciate the efforts of all parties involved in making this journey a success.”

Arrangements have been made to welcome the pilgrims at the airport, where they will be received by family members, friends, and officials from the Kano State Government.


Sulaiman A. Dederi  


Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board

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