Katsina transports 2,999 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia


The Katsina State Pilgrims Welfare Board has so far transported 2,999 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for the 2015 Hajj via Max Air.

The board’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), Alhaji Badaru Bello, disclosed this in an interview on Tuesday in Katsina.

Bello said the pilgrims were transported in six flight schedules.

He revealed that a total of 4,463 pilgrims were expected to perform this year’s Hajj from the state.

He said that the exercise was expected to be completed next week.

The spokesman commended the efforts of all stakeholders toward a smooth operation, and urged them to sustain the tempo.

According to him, all the pilgrims transported to the Holy Land were in good health.

He also revealed that the state government would give two meals daily to each of the pilgrims during their stay in Madinah and Makkah.

The PRO said government had since dispatched a medical team to the holy land who would offer medical assistance to the pilgrims.

He urged the pilgrims to pray for the prosperity of the state and the country

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