The airlifts of Nigerian pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for Hajj pilgrimage which began on Thursday May 25, 2023 has entered its Day 3 with 2,996 pilgrims already airlifted to the holy land.
The latest in the task, is the airlifting of 422 pilgrims from Sokoto State, which comprises of 328 males and 94 female pilgrims.
Meanwhile, the NAHCON Chairman and CEO Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, has expressed satisfaction with the ongoing airlifting exercise by the carriers across the country.
The Chairman stated this during his Inspection visit to the Hajj Terminal of the Nnamdi Azikwe, International Airport, Abuja to monitor the airlift operation of the second batch of Nasarawa pilgrims and inspect the Aero Air aircraft deployed for the exercise.
The Chairman who was accompanied on the visit by the Executive Secretary, Nasarawa state pilgrims welfare board, Alh Idris Al-Makura, expressed delight at the pace and the quality of the aircraft deployed for the operation and expressed the hope that the airliners and the state boards would sustain the momentum.
“I am very cool and happy with the way and manner we are going. I’m really satisfied. I pray and hope that we continue in the same way and tempo we started up till the end I pray that we end the operation very well. I am also particularly very impressed with the quality and standard of the aircraft deployed which has many business class seats. It meant that we can have many business class on board the aircraft,” he said.