Hajj 2023: Kano secures 4,800 more visas, airlifts 1,573 pilgrims to Saudi — DG

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The Director General, Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Laminu Rabi’u has disclosed that the board has secured about 4,800 visa for intending pilgrims waiting perform the 2023 Hajj.

In a Facebook video clip, monitored by HAJJ REPORTERS on Monday, the DG said the state had airlifted no fewer than 1,573 intending pilgrims to Madina, Saudi Arabia so far.

In the video, believed to be recorded at the board by one Kwankwasiyya adherent, Salisu Yahaya Hotoro on Sunday, Rabi’u said another batch of 550 pilgrims would depart Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport later on that day (Sunday).

He said the first batch of the pilgrims of the that arrived Madina had already moved to Makkah.

“At least 4,800 visas have been successfully issued. We have airlifted 3 batches of 1,573 pilgrims.

“We are going to airlift the fourth batch today to Madina.

“Our first batch that arrived Madina last week will start moving to Makkah today.

“Another batch of 550 pilgrims will depart today. The operation is going smoothly so far. We thank God and we are optimistic that we will airlift all our intending pilgrims on time,” Rabi’u assured.


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