Hajj 2023: Niger State commences return airlift of pilgrims

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The return airlift of pilgrims from Niger State to Hajj 2023 has commenced on Tuesday.


The first flight, carrying 393 pilgrims from Pilgrims from Mashegu, Mariga, Kontagora and Chanchaga local government areas took from King Abdulaiziz International Airport Jeddah to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja Tuesday morning.


According to a statement by Hussaina Isah, a media aide to the Executive Secretary of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board,  the state’s Amirul Hajj, the Emir of Borgu Kingdom,  Dr. Muhammad Sani Haliru Dantoro Kitoro (iv),while speaking shortly before the flights departure reechoed the wide complaints about inadequate tent spaces and feeding during the five days stay in Mina.


He therefore, advised Saudi Arabian authorities to allow States to handle the accommodation and feeding of their pilgrims in Masher.


The statement quoted the Amirul Hajj expressing dissatisfaction with the way some Pilgrims were left without adequate tents in Muna and during Arafat. He therefore urged the authorities concern to look into the sufferings of Pilgrims and make some adjustments to enable the pilgrims have value for their money.


The emir also reiterated the need to ensure that Pilgrims are trained and retrained on Hajj rites and good conducts.

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