The first batch of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) contingent to this years hajj have completed their visitations to historical places in Madina, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The Director of the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mallam Adamu Abubakar Evuti, made this disclosure at a meeting with senior management staff of the Board to review the 2023 operation.
Evuti noted that the first batch of 256 Pilgrims from FCT arrived safely at Madina International Airport on Tuesday (30/05/23) aboard Air Peace airline, which is the official air carrier assigned to it by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) to airlift pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.
Accordingly, the Pilgrims, were led by officials of the Board in Madina to perform their religious obligations as enshrined by the teachings of the holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).
He disclosed that the first contingent were received by the officials of NAHCON in charge of Madina operation.
The Director appreciated the arrangement made by NAHCON, which is the regulatory body in charge of services and provision of befitting accommodations and feeding to all Nigerian pilgrims, including those from FCT in Madina.
He reassured the FCT contingents of the readiness of the Administration to upscale their welfare to perform acceptable hajj and get value for their money.
Evuti said the board has concluded arrangement for the airlift of the intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia and is now waiting for the NAHCON to airlift the second batch.
Muhammad Lawal Aliyu
1ST JUNE, 2023
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