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Hajj 2023 Update: Jigawa, Sokoto, Kwara pilgrims depart to Madinah as NAHCON chair meets Ulamau

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At exactly 15:46hrs, Max Air flight NGL1009 carrying 559 Jigawa pilgrims departed Dutse to Jeddah Wednesday for Saudi Arabia to join others already in the Kingdom for the 2023 Hajj rites. The 559 pilgrims comprise of 332 Males and 227 Females.

Another batch of Sokoto pilgrims have departed to Madinah, Saudi Arabia via Flynas airline flight XY5608. The flight took off at exactly 14:43hrs Wednesday with 420 pilgrims, comprising of 276 males and 144 females. The flight is expected to touch down at Madinah around 9pm Nigeria time.
Earlier this afternoon, Air Peace flight P47910 departed Lagos to Madinah at 13:19hrs with 271 Kwara pilgrims, comprising of 114 males and 157 females.

According to NAHCON Command and Control department, a total of 12,693 pilgrims have been airlifted in 30 flights since the beginning of airlifting last Thursday.

It was also gathered that the first batch of Lagos pilgrims will depart around 12 midnight tonight. The Lagos Pilgrims will be ferried to the holy land in Flynas airline.

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Meanwhile, the Chairman/CEO, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan Wednesday met with the distinguished Ulama of Nigeria at the Hajj House.

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The meeting was held to discuss relevant issues concerning the 2023 Hajj operations and to foster a stronger working relationship between NAHCON and religious scholars. Alhaji Zikrullah, accompanied by the Commissioners of operations and licensing Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa, the Commissioner of PPMF Alhaji Nura Hassan Yakasai and the Commissioner of PRSILS Sheikh Suleiman Momoh, thanked the Ulama for their presence and acknowledged their invaluable contribution to the Hajj.

The chairman stressed the value of collaboration and sought the guidance of Ulamah on various matters, emphasizing the guidance and enlightenment they provide pilgrims.
The Chairman assured the Ulamah that their suggestions and concerns would be considered. He emphasized NAHCON’s commitment to ensuring a smooth and successful 2023 Hajj Operations that will provide a safe and spiritually enriching experience for all Nigerian pilgrims.
He reiterated NAHCON’s commitment to working closely with the Ulamah and other stakeholders to address the challenges and will improve the overall Hajj experience.
Using their extensive knowledge and experience in religious matters and pilgrimage management, the Ulamah members also shared their insights and recommendations.

 

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