Hajj 2024: Kaduna completes airlift of pilgrims 


The Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency (KSPWA) Tuesday airlifted the last batch of its pilgrims from Saudi Arabia to Nigeria.

A statement issued by the spokesperson of the agency, Malam Yunusa Mohammed Abdullahi, Wednesday, noted that the outbound journey had 56 persons on board Max Air, adding that most of them  were officials.

The spokesperson recalled that Kaduna state had the highest hajj contingent with 4,767 pilgrims and regreted that three pilgrims died in the Holy Land.

The statement said the chairman of the agency, Malam Salihu .S. Abubakar, commended Governor Uba Sani for providing all  necessary assistance to  ensure a hitch-free hajj.

The executive chairman also stated that the governor gave the management the freehand to run the agency.

The statement further said that Malam Salihu thanked the Amirul Hajj and Emir of Lere, Suleiman Umar, for his guidance and fatherly role during the hajj exercise.