Kaduna completes hajj airlift of over 4,000 pilgrims

Kaduna state has successfully airlifted over 4,000 pilgrims to perform 2024 hajj in Saudi Arabia, as the last batch of over 300 pilgrims departed the state Tuesday with the state’s Amirul Hajj and Emir of Lere, Sulaiman Umar, and other officials.

The Kaduna State Pilgrims Welfare Agency (KSPWA) made this known in Kaduna and said Max Air was the designated airline for Kaduna’s pilgrims for the 2024 hajj.

Meanwhile, Governor Uba Sani has commended officials of KSPWA for their diligence in ensuring the success of the 2024 hajj and ensuring that the pilgrims get value for their money during their stay in Saudi Arabia.

Governor Sani’s message was conveyed by the Amirul Hajj and Emir of Lere, Umar, while delivering a farewell message to the last batch of Kaduna state pilgrims at the Mando Hajj camp.

The emir said Governor Sani thanked the officials of the agency for getting decent accommodations for the pilgrims at the best bargain, adding that other states have followed that example.

He said the agency also got good caterers in collaboration with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), that serves good meals for the pilgrims in Saudi Arabia.

Emir Umar reminded the intending pilgrims that hajj is not just a mere journey to the Holy Land but an act of worship which should be performed according to Islamic injunctions.

He enjoined the intending pilgrims to follow the guidance of preachers and hajj officials who will also be performing the pilgrimage with them.