Taraba State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said it has completed the 2022 Hajj operations with the arrival of the last batch of 131pilgrims from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Friday.
The 131 pilgrims arrived Nigeria aboard Maxair Airline number NGL 2048 which landed at the Yola International Airport, Jimeta, Via Katsina and Abuja at about 6:32pm.
A statement Saturday by the spokesperson of the board, Hamza Baba Muri recalled that Taraba State pilgrims began their journey back home after the completion of the Hajj rites with the first batch of 536 pilgrims on Saturday July 31, 2022.
“In all, the total number of pilgrims airlifted by the Taraba Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board to the holy land for the spiritual exercise and successfully brought back home safely is 668,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, the statement added that some of the pilgrims who commented on the 2022 Hajj, appreciated the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board and the State Government for giving their welfare a priority as well ensuring that they have performed a hitch free Hajj.
“They particularly expressed gratitude to Governor Darius Dickinson Ishaku and his deputy, Alh Haruna Manu for their kind Support and Sponsorship of one hundred pilgrims for the 2022 Hajj.
“They also appreciated the Amir-ul-hajj and Deputy Speaker Right Hon. Hamman-Adama Abdullahi Borkono and his Team, The Chairman Alh. Hamman-Adama Tukur, The Executive Secretary of the Board, Alh. Umar Ahmed Chiroma and other officials for their selfless service which ensured their comfort in the holy land” the statement said.