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June 13, 2024

NAHCON nears return airlift completion

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) is making significant progress in the return airlift of pilgrims following the conclusion of the 2023 Hajj exercise.

As of July 4th, the commission has successfully conducted 181 flights, transporting 71,962 pilgrims back to Nigeria.

In a recent update shared on its platforms, NAHCON revealed that AZMAN flight AZM2347, carrying 399 Kaduna Pilgrims, marked the 181st flight, departing from Jeddah to Kaduna at 08:18 am on Sunday.

With the airlift process well underway, NAHCON is on track to meet its target completion deadline of August 3rd.

It would be that Nigeria was allocated 95,000 slots for this year’s Hajj, with NAHCON responsible for transporting approximately 75,000 pilgrims, while the tour operators handled the remaining 20,000.

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Mustapha Salisu

Mustapha Salisu is a graduate of BSc. Information and Media Studies from Bayero University Kano, with experience in Communication Skills as well as Public Relations.

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