The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria NAHCON has concluded the transportation of pilgrims back home with the last flight NGL Max Air, signifying the end of 2019 Hajj operations.
Head of Public Affairs of the commission, Fatima Usara, said this in a statement in Abuja.
She quoted the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Muhammad as expressing gratitude to the Almighty for facilitating the successful conclusion, three days ahead of schedule.
The exercise that started on August 17th and spanned 26 days, witnessed the transportation of more than 40,000 pilgrims by the commission to Saudi Arabia in 91 trips, 50 journalists covering and about 350 medical personnel, among others.
This is in addition to many officers of the commission, who traveled to the holy land to ensured the success of the exercise.
The NAHCON boss congratulated and commended stakeholders, such as pilgrims welfare board officials and their executives for their patience, dedication and support to their respective pilgrims.