28, 612 Nigerian pilgrims have been brought back safely by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria – The pilgrims were returned in 59 different flights
It was gathered that the latest returnees were 531 pilgrims from Kaduna state with two officials of NAHCON aboard Max Air flight NGL 2076
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), says it has so far transported 28,612 pilgrims back home in 59 flights.
According to its command and control center in Makkah monitored by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday, September 4, the latest returnees were 531 pilgrims from Kaduna state with two officials of NAHCON aboard Max Air flight NGL 2076.
NAN reports that NAHCON had conveyed 44,450 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj from State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards, Commissions, and Agencies in 93 flights. No fewer than 1.8 million pilgrims around the world, including 65, 000 Nigerians performed the 2019 hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Meanwhile, our agency had previously reported that the return of some Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia was disrupted due to the scarcity of aviation fuel.