Hajj 2019: Zamfara Ready As 1,800 Intending Pilgrims Set For Airlift – Commission

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File photo: NAHCON Chairman, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed (in white) during a visit to the Kaduna Hajj Camp in Mando.

By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau

Arrangements have been concluded by the Zamfara State Hajj Commission to have a successful 2019 Hajj operation as as 1 800 intending Pilgrims from the state are set to depart for the Holy land.

This was disclosed by the Chairman, Zamfara State Hajj Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Sarkin Fawa Dambo while  interacting with journalists in his office in Gusau about the preparation of the Commission for the 2019 Hajj operations.

“We have concluded arrangements to have a successful Hajj operations this year as you can see the staff of the commission busy distributing bags and other items to the intending Pilgrims here and at the Hajj camp”, he said.

He said 1400 visas out of the 1800 applied for have been procured while the 400 remaining are expected to be ready before the airlifting of Pilgrims from the state begins on Wednesday.

“In Sha Allah by 1.30 pm on Wednesday, first batch of Pilgrims from Zamfara State will depart for Medinah through the Sultan Abubakar Airport, Sokoto”, he assures.

The chairman called on the intending Pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state and country by respecting all laws of Saudi Arabia in order not to fall victims of the law.

“You must be of good character and avoid anything that will tarnish your image and that of Nigeria. You must also not do anything that will spoil your Hajj while in the Holy land or back home”, he warned.

He also charged the Pilgrims to pray for return of peace and security to the state and country while in the Holy land.

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