Hajj: Niger completes airlift of pilgrims back home



Niger Pilgrims Welfare Board has transported all its 4,225 pilgrims that performed the 2017 Hajj back home.

Chairman Publicity Committee of the Amirul Hajj team, Alhaji Ali Borgu disclosed while speaking with newsmen in Minna on Sunday.

He said that the pilgrims came back in 13 flights with the Saudi Arabian Arabian Airline, Fly Nas.

Borgu commended the pilgrims for being worthy ambassadors of the state and for adhering to the rules and regulations of the Saudi kingdom during the hajj exercise.

He explained that none of the Niger pilgrims died or was found wanting in the holy land during and after the hajj rituals.

He commended Gov. Abubakar Bello of Niger for his support to the committee which contributed to successes recorded this year.