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The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria is pleased to announce the completion of 2019 Hajj outbound airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia. The operation spanned 93 flights that conveyed 44, 450 pilgrims from State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards/Commissions and Agencies. The last Flynas aircraft that departed Abuja this morning of 6th August transported 301 pilgrims left behind from various states of the federation. Consequently, NAHCON officials are expected to depart the country for Saudi Arabia, today 6th of August 2019 having certified that no pilgrim is left behind.

Therefore, NAHCON Chairman Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, on behalf of NAHCON management and staff commends all 2019 air carriers for joining hands and working round the clock to beat the deadline despite some hurdles encountered through the airlift exercise. Similar commendation goes to state pilgrims’ welfare boards for their teamwork and tireless efforts geared towards success of the operation, the pilgrims and all other Hajj stakeholders for making the outbound movement a success. The Commission hopes that a similar sense of teamwork will be deployed for the success of the entire 2019 Hajj season.

Fatima Sanda Usara,
Head, Public Affairs, NAHCON,
For Chairman/CEO

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