The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria says it has so far carried out 48 flights involving 23,467 pilgrims from Nigeria to Madinah since the inaugural flight of the pilgrims in Katsina on July 10.
The commission’s Command and Control Centre stated this in a statement in Madinah. The center said the flight continued with MaxAir departing Katsina for Madinah with 534 Katsina Pilgrims made up of 284 males and 250 females as well as nine officials.
It also said that MaxAir departed Gombe for Jeddah with 559 Gombe Pilgrims, comprising 377 male and 182 female.
Meanwhile, some pilgrims in Madinah have commended the commission for effecting their transportation to Makkah.
NAHCON’s Madinah coordinator for the 2019 Hajj, Ahmed Maigari, has told journalists that the commission has signed an agreement with a Madinah-based transport company, Hafil to transport 35,000 Nigerian pilgrims to Makkah.