Archival pictures: arrival of Med-view Airline's Boeing 747-400 in Kaduna to airlift pilgrims to the 2017 hajj

MED-VIEW Airline yesterday commenced airlift of Ogun pilgrims with about 550 Pilgrims consisting 278 male and 272 females and 2 Officials of the National Hajj Commission ( NAHCOM).

The flight, VM 1037 airlifted pilgrims to Jeddah at about 23:50hours and the airline will continue to airlift pilgrims from the South-South as the process continues.

Meanwhile, the Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has, so far, transported 2,181 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for this year’s hajj.

The board’s Public Relations Officer, Yunusa Muhammad Abdullahi, on Sunday, said the fourth flight with 545 intending pilgrims from Soba, Zaria and Kaura Local government areas left Kaduna International Airport at 4:28am on Saturday.

Abdullahi told newsmen that, so far, 1,301 males and 880 females were transported by the Med view airline. About 3,600 intending pilgrims are expected to perform the pilgrimage from the state this year.

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