HAJJ: 2,151 FCT 2024 Pilgrims already in Medinah

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By Joyce Remi-Babayeju

The Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration has so far airlifted a total number of two thousand one hundred and fifty one of it intending Pilgrims to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia to perform this year’s pilgrimage.

The Board revealed this after it airlifted the seventh flight of the Pilgrims from the Nnamdi Azikwe international Airport, Abuja Nigeria’s capital to Medinah, Saudi Arabia.

The flight, Air Peace flight APK7916 departed Abuja to Madinah @ 15:03 hrs Nigeria time with 310 FCT Pilgrims and other from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON.

The flight comprised of a total of one hundred and eighty five (185, ) male and one hundred and twenty five ( 125) female.

The seventh flight carrying the FCT contingents is expected to land in Prince Mohammed Bin Abdulaziz International Airport @ 8pm Nigeria Time.

While commenting on the development, the Director of the Board, Malam Abubakar Adamu Evuti appreciated the effort and support the Board has received from the administration so far towards hitchfree 2024 Hajj rites by Pilgrims from the territory.

Evuti, who disclosed that the administration has also secure a befitting accommodation in Makkah for the intending pilgrims, added that this singular initiative would enable the intending pilgrims to perform their five daily obligatory prayers at the holy Masjid with ease.

He assured the Pilgrims that experienced and committed officials were mobilized for the operation to ensure optimum service delivery, so that the intending pilgrims attain Hajj Mabrur.

Evuti then warned that the board would not tolerate any act of indiscipline, as anybody found wanting during the exercise would have himself or herself to blame.

He, therefore called on the pilgrims to be good ambassador of Nigeria in their host country by be law abiding throughout their stay at the Holy land.

It could be recall that a total of 2,977 pilgrims will perform this year’s Hajj in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia from the Federal Capital Territory.

Meanwhile, a total of 2,15 have so far been airlifted, the remaining eight hundred and twenty- six are expected to be airlifted soon.

The airlift of the first set of the 2024 Pilgrims from the FCT commenced on the 15th May, 2024.

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