The last batch of Kaduna State pilgrims that performed the 2016 hajj arrived Kaduna International Airport on Monday.
A statement issued by Yunusa Abdullahi, the Public Relations Officer of the Kaduna State Muslims Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, stated that the last batch of 447 pilgrims arrived Kaduna at about 10:30 a.m., on board Max Air.
“The return to Nigeria today, signifies the end of the airlift of Kaduna pilgrims from Saudi Arabia.
“The Director General, Bureau of Interfaith, Namadi Musa; Overseer, Hussaini Ikara, and other government officials were all on board the last flight,” the statement added.
It was gathered that Medview with 303 Kaduna pilgrims arrived Kaduna before the arrival the last flight.
According to Mr. Abdullahi, 5,575 pilgrims have performed this year’s hajj from the state , among which one pilgrim died in Makkah.
He said the overseer of the board ,Sulaiman Ikara, thanked all the government appointed officials under the leadership of Secretary to the State Government, Balarabe Lawal, all stakeholders and staff of the pilgrims’ board for ensuring a successful Hajj.