2024 Hajj: First Nigerian Pilgrims Depart from Kebbi

Pilgrims from Kebbi State who were due to take the first aircraft to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have left for the 2024 Hajj.

Nasir Idris, the state governor, confirmed this in a message posted on his X account on Wednesday.

According to the notification, the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj activity has begun at the Sir Muhammadu Bello International Airport in Birnin Kebbi.

Idris remarked, “This historic occasion demonstrates our administration’s extraordinary commitment to the success of the 1445AH Hajj season, as recognized by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).”

“We are extremely grateful to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and Vice President Kashim Shettima for their tremendous assistance in planning the 2024 Hajj. Their dedication to the success of religious pilgrimages demonstrates the spiritual and communal significance of this event.”

The governor also thanked NAHCON for choosing the state as the destination for the inaugural flight.He also acknowledged and praised the collaborative efforts made by his team and the several state governments participating in organizing this historic event. “Furthermore, we thank NAHCON for choosing Kebbi State for the maiden flight and recognize the collaborative efforts of my team and state governments. “We are committed to providing world-class services to our pilgrims in the Holy Land,” he said.

He urged the pilgrims to pray for Nigeria’s leaders.

“I encourage all pilgrims to take advantage of this golden chance for spiritual regeneration and to pray for our leaders, the nation, and themselves. “We will ensure its success and maintain the high standards expected of us,” he continued.

Shettima had stated that the Federal Government will provide N90 billion in subsidies for the 2024 Hajj.

Shettima announced this while representing Tinubu at the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport in Birnin Kebbi to launch the initial airlift of the 2024 Hajj exercise from Nigeria to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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