2024 Hajj : Kebbi To Witness First National inaugural Fiight Of Nigerian Pilgrims To Saudi Arabia On 15th May

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By Umar Faruk Birnin Kebbi

Kebbi State Government has inaugurated an eighteen member committee to prepare and witness the first national inaugural flight of Nigerian Pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for 2024 hajj exercise.

The National Hajj Commission, NAHCON, designated the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi, for the commencement of the pilgrimage to the Holy Land scheduled for the 15th May, 2024.

Performing the ceremony at the Nasir Idris Hajj Camp, Birnin Kebbi, the Chairman of the Committee, the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Alhaji Yakubu Bala Tafidan Yauri, thanked the State Governor for giving them an opportunity to serve fatherland and humanity.

Represented by a member of the Committee, member representing Danko-Wasagu East in the State House of Assembly, Muhammad Garba Bena, the SSG, requested all the members to be steadfast in ensuring the success of the inaugural flight.

“The Federal Government has made Kebbi State a big platform for the Hajj exercise this year, we must join hands together to work in earnest to do our best to uphold the confidence reposed on us by Federal authorities”,he said.

“Our publicity sub committee should ensure proper coverage of the inaugural flight, we must be seen and heard throughout the nation, the chairman should arrange live coverage, while the security sub committee must ensure everything is well secured from beginning to end “, he added.

Alhaji Yakubu Bala Tafida charged those handing protocol affairs to prepare to receive guests from all over the country, saying there is the possibility Mr. President or the Vice President or their representatives including NAHCON officials would be in the state to witness the departure of the pilgrims.

The Executive Chairman, Kebbi State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Alhaji Faruq Aliyu Yaro Enabo, thanked Governor Nasir Idris for providing moral and material support to the committee for the success of the inaugural flight to Saudi Arabia from the Sir Ahmadu Bello International Airport, Birnin Kebbi.


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