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JUST IN: First batch of 540 Bauchi pilgrims return from Saudi Arabia

Press Release

The first batch of 540 Bauchi pilgrims has returned home after successful completion of Hajj rites in Saudi Arabia.

 

The Max Air aircraft conveying the pilgrims landed at Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport at Early hours of today Tuesday with 540 pilgrims at about 8:05 am.

 

The first batch is made up of pilgrims from Bauchi, Bogoro, all Local Government Areas at Bauchi North Senatorial District including those who paid their Hajj fares with the Board headquarters.

 

A total of 1446 from Bauchi state including officials was airlifted in four batches to Saudi Arabia for this year pilgrimage, the second batch is expected as soon as the arrangement completed in Saudi Arabia.

 

In a separate interview with some of the pilgrims, Alhaji Yushau Abdullahi and Hajia Adama Musa commended this administration for it’s untiring commitment towards providing welfare services to the pilgrims, adding that they have enjoyed standard accomodation and provided with best catering services.

 

The 2022 State Amerul Hajj, His Royal Highness the emir of Katagum Alh. Umar Faruq II was in present to welcome the first batch at the Bauchi International Airport.

 

Muhammad Sani Yunusa
Information Officer

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