First batch of 423 Kebbi pilgrims to be airlifted to Saudi Arabia May 15 – Board Chairman 

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Press Statement

The Chairman, Kebbi State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Faruku Aliyu Yaro-Enabo, has disclosed that the airlift of prospective pilgrims from the state would commence on May 15.

He made the disclosure while addressing members of 2024 Hajj Publicity Committee in Birnin Kebbi on Monday.

The chairman said the first flight consist of 423 intending pilgrims from Jega and Arewa Local Government Areas including their Hajj Guides (officials), while the second flight would covey another 423 pilgrims from Argungu and Dandi local government areas.

The chairman who added that pilgrims from Kalgo, Aliero, Bunza and Gwandu LGAs were expected to make the third flight, pilgrims from Birnin Kebbi LGA would be airlifted in the fourth flight and the fifth flight would carry pilgrims from Zuru, Danko Wasago, Fakai and Koko Bese LGAs.

He explained that Bagudo LGA would make the sixth flight, Yauri, Shanga and Ngaski LGAs would be conveyed in the seventh flight, the eighth flight would airlift pilgrims from Maiyama and Augie LGAs, while the last flight would convey the remaining intending pilgrims from all the 21 LGAs, including the State Governor, Dr Nasir Idris and other officials.

The chairman said a comprehensive list of pilgrims and their flights would be made public at the board’s headquarters to enable prospective pilgrims reschedule their activities.

Commenting on the number of people that paid the balance of N1.9 million as the directed by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), the chairman noted with satisfaction that His Excellency, Comrade Dr Nasir Idris had paid off N1 million for each intending pilgrim.

“All they need to pay is a balance of N900,000. I am glad to inform you that all the intending pilgrims from Kebbi State have paid the balance, except three people. However, government is trying to do something about these three pilgrims, so that they too can perform the Hajj,” he said.


Ahmed Idris,

Chief Press Secretary to Kebbi State Governor.


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