The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has airlifted 10,068 Nigerian pilgrims to Saudi Arabia.
As contained in data obtained by Blueprint on Tuesday, FLYNAS flight XY5586 departed Lagos to Madinah at 5:20 with 429 Ogun pilgrims, that is,
males 215 and females 214, bringing the total number of airlifted pilgrims to 10,068
with 24 flights.
In another development, NAHCON also inaugurated the assessment and award committee for the evaluation of the 2023 hajj operation.
The award committee is to enhance quality service delivery to the pilgrims and spur the state boards to work ahead.
NAHCON in a statement by its Deputy Director of Information and Publication, Mousa Ubandawaki, Tuesday, explained that the committee will play a crucial role in evaluating and recognising outstanding achievements in the planning and execution of the 2023 Hajj operations.
The committee, which consisted of former Executive Secretaries of State Pilgrims Welfare boards, is headed by Mallam Suleiman Usman, a former Director of Planning, Research, Statistics, Information, and Library Services (PRSILS) of the Commission.
According to the statement, the Chairman/CEO Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, charged the committee to ensure transparency, just, and fairness in the discharge of their duties.
“I wish to admonish you to be fair and just. I know that you can’t satisfy everybody. You’re not expected to satisfy everybody, he added.
NAHCON Chairman assured of the Commission’s support for the committee to achieve their objective.