The first flight carrying 528 Bauchi State Pilgrims departed Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport Bauchi to Jeddah, in a MaxAir flight VM1005 at about 3:16 hrs on Tuesday 30th May, 2023.
The Executive Secretary of the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Imam Abdurrahman Ibrahim Idris expressed delight on the smooth commencement of the excercise.
He was speaking with the press prior to the departure of the flight, describing the excercise as a successful take off.
He explained that the first flight comprises of pilgrims from Ningi and Ganjuwa Local Governments as well as those travelling through the Hajj Saving Scheme. The ES said the pilgrims has shown “maturity and respect”, and urge other pilgrims to emulate them.
He appreciated His Excellency, Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad for his Special interest in the welfare of pilgrims, saying the board will continue to be grateul for the support which guarantees the wellbeing of the pilgrims.
Imam Abdurrahman used the occassion to remind the pilgrims to obey the stipulated rules and regulations of the holy land throughout their stay in Saudi Arabia. He also charged them to pray for Peace and development of Bauchi State.
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