No fewer than 393 intending pilgrims have been flown out to Saudi Arabia for the 2022 Hajj by the Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Agency on Wednesday.
Religion Nigerian gathered that this is the first set of intending pilgrims billed to visit the holy land, Mecca, out of the 2,491 intending pilgrims are expected to perform this year’s hajj from the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reported that the 393 pilgrims departed the Kaduna International Airport at about 12.05 a.m. on Wednesday to Prince Muhammad Bn Al-Saud in Madina on Azman Airline.
The Acting Governor of Kaduna State, Dr Hadiza Balarabe, in her farewell speech called on the pilgrims to be good ambassadors of Nigeria and the state and urged them to offer prayers for peace in the country.
The Executive Secretary of the pilgrims’ welfare agency, Alhaji Yusuf Arrigasiyyu advised the pilgrims to spend their Basic Travel Allowance wisely.
He also urged officials travelling with the pilgrims to obey all rules of engagement and also act as pacesetters for them.