[Happening now] Hajj 2023: First batch of Nigerian pilgrims set to depart for Saudi Arabia

All is now set for the first batch of Nigerian intending pilgrims for the 2023 Hajj operation from Nasarawa State to be flown to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from pilgrim terminal of Nnamdi Azikiwe International International Airport, Abuja.

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) advance team depart Nigeria for Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

Intending pilgrims from Nasarawa State are as of 11 am, Thursday already seated in the boarding waiting area of the Pilgrim Terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Blueprint gathered that about 560 intending pilgrims from the state will be airlifted to the holy land, Saudi Arabia by Max Air.

NAHCON had allocated a total of 16,000 pilgrims from the 13 states to be transported by the company for the pilgrimage.

The states are Adamawa, Bauchi, Gombe, Katsina, Kogi, Niger, Benue, Jigawa, Plateau, Borno, Nasarawa, Kwara, and Taraba.

Meanwhile, NAHCON, Nigeria Immigration Service, Nigeria Custom Service officials, and others are already seated for the inaugural flight ceremony for the 2023 Hajj operation.

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