Hajj 2023: NAHCON commends air carriers
The Chairman/ Chief Executive Officer, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, has commended the airliners with the way and manner the ongoing airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has begun across the country.
Hassan made the commendation during his inspection visit to the Hajj terminal of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, to monitor the airlift operation of the second batch of Nasarawa State pilgrims and also to inspect the Aero Contractors aircraft deployed in the exercise.
The chairman, accompanied by the Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Idris Al-Makura, expressed his satisfaction with the pace and the quality of the aircraft deployed in the operation and hoping that the airliners and the state boards would sustain the momentum.
“I am very cool and happy with the way and manner we are going. I’m really satisfied. I pray and hope that we continue in the same way and tempo we started up till the end I pray that we end the operation very well.
“I am also particularly very impressed with the quality and standard of the aircraft deployed which has many business class seats. It meant that we can have many business class on board the aircraft,” the NAHCON boss said.
The flag-off/inauguration ceremony of the 2023 Hajj was held on Thursday with the airlift of the first batch of 470 Nasarawa State pilgrims by Max Air to Madina.