- The first batch of pilgrims from Kaduna have left the state for Saudi Arabia for 2019 Hajj
- The pilgrims, 542 in all with 348 males 194 females, left the country on Sunday, July 14
- Nasir El-Rufai, the state governor, charged them to be good ambassador of the state
The first set of pilgrims, 542 in all, from Kaduna state on Sunday, July 14, left Kaduna International Airport for Sudi Arabia for the 2019 Hajj.
The disclosure was made by the public relations officer for the Muslim Pilgrims Board, Yubusa Abdullahi, in Kaduna, Daly Trust reports.
Abdullahi further said that the pilgrims were from local government areas like Lere, Kauru, Makarfi, and Zangon Kataf.
It was also revealed that the 542 intending pilgrims were comprised of 348 males and 194 females.
The relations officer also said the governor of the state, Nasir El-Rufai, urged the pilgrims to be good representatives of the state.
He also added that all necessary arrangement has been completed by the pilgrims board for a success hajj exercise.
Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that the Madinah coordinator, Alhaji Ahmad Maigari, who is also the acting secretary of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on Saturday, July 13, confirmed that of
Speaking to journalists on Saturday, Alhaji Maigari reveled that the pilgrims landed at the kingdom in three flights from Lagos, and Kano states, adding that the faithful were given accommodation at Markassiya, close to the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah.
In a bid to prevent cases of fraud or extortion, the states' pilgrims welfare boards, according to Maigari, have sensitised the Muslims to patronise only registered Bureau De Change instead of black market for currency exchange.
It should also be noted that the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims from Katsina state.
To make the exercise well organised, the first batch of the advance team of NAHCON left for Saudi Arabia on Friday, July 5.
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