The Nigerian ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Justice Muhammadu Isa Dodo (rted), has said that 2019 hajj superintended by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), was very successful.
The ambassador disclosed this in a welcome address on Thursday at the post-Arafat stakeholders meeting in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The stakeholders meeting reviews the Hajj activities and plan the return journey to Nigeria.
About 65,000 Nigerian pilgrims performed this year’s hajj, out of which 45,000 came in through state pilgrims boards while the remaining 20,000 came to the kingdom through licensed tour operators.
Ambassador Dodo urged NAHCON to consolidate on the successes recorded in this Hajj.
He advised all Hajj stakeholders to continue to dedicate themselves to the services of the pilgrims.
The envoy prayed that all Nigerian pilgrims will return back to Nigeria to meet their loved ones.