The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says a total of 2,555 intending pilgrims have so far been airlifted to Saudi Arabia for the 2018 Hajj pilgrimage.
A press statement issued by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Yunusa Muhammad Abdullahi in Kaduna, stated that, there are only two flights left to complete the airlift from the State.
“So far, 1,683 males and 872 females were transported to the holy land by the two airlines contracted by the board to airlift the state’s pilgrims”.
Abdullahi explained that Med-View Airline had transported 928 intending pilgrims while Max Air transported 1,627 pilgrims in three flights each.
He assured that, the remaining pilgrims would be airlifted in few days.
According to the statement, “Med view airline had delivered 1,605 litres of zamzam water to the state which would be distributed to the pilgrims on their return back to Nigeria.”
About 3,200 intending pilgrims are expected to perform the pilgrimage from the state this year.