Majority of the Kaduna Muslim Pilgrims who traveled to Saudi Arabia for the 2018 Hajj has returned back home to Kaduna. According to the Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, more than two thousand individuals who traveled on the Board’s budget have returned to the state.
Malam Yunusa Abdullahi, the Public Relations officer of the Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board made this disclosure to newsmen during an interview that took place in his office. Malam Yunusa disclosed that a fifth plane carrying the Kaduna Muslim Pilgrims landed in Kaduna very early this morning.
“The total number of flights recorded is five; Max Air two flights and returned 1,069, Med-View three flights and returned 934 pilgrims. This brings the total Kaduna Muslim pilgrims back home to 2003,’‘ he said. He further disclosed that a sixth and final flight is expected to land in Kaduna tomorrow, Tuesday.
It was reported that more than three thousand people traveled through the services of the Kaduna state Muslim Pilgrims welfare board (3,238 in total). Malam Yunusa gave further assurances that all the remaining pilgrims would soon return home to their respective families.
The PRO also disclosed that all the pilgrims that landed in Kaduna were given a minimum of five liters of Zamzam water while they retrieved their luggage at the Hajj Transit Camp, Mando, Kaduna. The Kaduna muslim pilgrims arrived in Mecca for the 2018 Hajj in August under the co-ordination of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)
The first batch of the Kaduna Muslim pilgrims who participated in the 2018 Hajj returned home on Sunday, 2nd of September. Last week, the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria disclosed that almost seven thousand pilgrims from Nigeria had so far returned home from Saudi Arabia.
The chairman of NAHCON, Abdullah Mukhtar explained that the commission would provide pepper, garlic, onions and other ingredients that would be used to prepare local meals for Nigerian pilgrims in Mecca as from next year. He also disclosed that the special diet needs of pilgrims with hypertension, diabetes, etc would be considered.