2023 Hajj: FCT pilgrims complete visitation of historical sites in Madina

By Hudu Yakubu, Abuja 

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The first batch of 2023 Pilgrims from the Nigerian Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia have completed their visitations to historical places in Madina, in the holy Land.

The Director of the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Malam Adamu Abubakar Evuti, made this disclosure at a meeting with senior management staff of the Board to review the 2023 operation.

In a statement by the board’s head of public relations unit, Muhammed Lawal Aliyu, Evuti noted that the first batch of 256 pilgrims from FCT arrived safely at Madina International Airport on Tuesday (30/05/23) aboard Air Peace airline, the official air for the pilgrimage.

Accordingly, the Pilgrims were led by officials of the Board in Madina to perform their religious obligations as enshrined by the teachings of the holy Prophet Muhammad (SAW).

The Director appreciated the arrangement made by National Hajj Commission (NAHCON), which is the regulatory body in charge of services and provision of befitting accommodations and feeding to all Nigerian pilgrims, including those from FCT in Madina.

He reassured the FCT contingents of the readiness of the Administration to upscale their welfare to perform acceptable hajj and get value for their money.

Evuti also hinted that the board has concluded all necessary arrangement for the airlift of the intending pilgrims to Saudi Arabia and is now waiting for the NAHCON to airlift the second batch.

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