Baring any last minute change of plan, Nigerian pilgrims who performed this year’s Hajj pilgrimage are billed to start returning home from Monday.
The chairman of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mohammed, said the first flight is expected to carry pilgrims from Kogi State.
Mr Mohammed made the announcement Wednesday when he addressed pilgrims and officials from the state during a tour of the tents in Muna, Saudi Arabia.
Kogi pilgrims were the first to be airlifted to Saudi Arabia during Hajj 2018 inaugural flight in Abuja on July 21.
Before the commencement of the return flights, NAHCON will hold a post Arafat conference where Nigeria’s outing during the Hajj will be appraised.
The conference will have in attendance all relevant Hajj officials from both the federal and state governments, as well as private tour operators.