Because the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to this 12 months’s Hajj in Saudi Arabia begins on Thursday, with the inaugural flight taking off from the Nnamdi Azikiwe Worldwide Airport in Abuja, the Bauchi Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has introduced that the primary batch of pilgrims from the state will probably be airlifted to Saudi Arabia on Sunday, twenty eighth Might 2023.
This was disclosed by the Govt Secretary of the Board, Imam Abdurrahman Ibrahim Idris, on the flagging up of the distribution of 8kg luggage and uniforms to the intending pilgrims held on the headquarters of the Board.
Represented by the Director of Operations, Sabiu Barau Ningi, the chief secretary applauded the state governor, Bala Mohammed for subsidising the price of the uniforms for the state’s pilgrims this 12 months.
He mentioned what the pilgrims paid was actually insufficient to provide two units of wrappers and Himar materials for them, therefore the subsidy by the state authorities.
Imam Idris, due to this fact, suggested the pilgrims to stitch their uniforms in good time as their airlift to the Holy Land will start on Sunday.
He additionally used the event to tell the pilgrims that vaccination towards contagious ailments is ongoing throughout the state and urged these which are but to be vaccinated to take action instantly.
In a associated growth, the Bauchi State authorities has indicated its dedication to making sure a hitch-free hajj train this 12 months.
The dedication was given by the Secretary to the State Authorities (SSG), Ibrahim Muhammad Kashim whereas main a high-powered group on an on-the-spot evaluation of the Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Worldwide Airport in Bauchi to examine amenities there forward of the airlift of pilgrims.
The Govt Secretary of the state pilgrims board, Imam Abdurrahman Ibrahim Idris, was among the many high-powered group that inspected the amenities on the airport, which is without doubt one of the designated departure factors for this 12 months’s Hajj operations.
Hajj 2023: Bauchi begins airlift of pilgrims Might 28- State govt