By Mustapha Adamu
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has concluded the Hajj operations for 2019, Fatima Sanda Usara, Head, Public Affairs, For Chairman/CEO said in a statement Wednesday.
PRIME TIME NEWS reports that the last flight, MaxAir NGL2124 departed Jeddah to Abuja via Bauchi at 01:55am with 353 Plateau Pilgrims and 113 Officials, bringing the total airlift to 43,846 and total flights to 91.
“Today, 11th September 2019 NAHCON (National Hajj Commission of Nigeria) registered its last flight NGL 2124 Max Air, back to Nigeria, signifying the end of the 2019 Hajj operations,” the statement reads in part.
See the statement below:
NAHCON CONCLUDES HAJJ 2019 RETURN JOURNEY
Today, 11th September 2019 NAHCON (National Hajj Commission of Nigeria) registered its last flight NGL 2124 Max Air, back to Nigeria, signifying the end of the 2019 Hajj operations
“The Commission therefore has the honour of expressing gratitude to the Almighty for facilitating the successful conclusion of 2019 Hajj airlift back to Nigeria three days ahead of schedule. The exercise that started on 17th of August spanned 26 days under 91 trips.
NAHCON Chairman, Barrister Abdullahi Mukhtar Muhammad, hence, seizes this opportunity to congratulate and commend Nigerian state pilgrims’ welfare board officials and executives for their patience, dedication and support to their respective pilgrims. It is the Commission’s prayer that the Almighty continues to guide all pilgrims’ operatives towards success in the discharge of their responsibilities to them.
Barrister Mukhtar equally extends the same appreciation to Max Air and FlyNas for their efficiency in airlifting pilgrims and their luggage safely to Nigeria within the fixed time.
He likewise recognises the civil conduct of Nigerian pilgrims during the just concluded exercise through which they carved a positive name for themselves in the host country.
The same appreciation goes to accommodation providers in both Makkah and Madinah, transportation providers, caterers in the two cities as well as Masha’ir and all Nahcon staff, members of the Ulama team, medical team, media, security as well as all other officials that played their roles in the interest of Nigerian pilgrims.
The Commission prays that each party involved in the success of the 2019 operation be rewarded with more successes in all their life endeavours.
Fatima Sanda Usara,