The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON has so far transported about thirty four thousand pilgrims back home in seventy flights from the kingdom of Saudi Arabia after successful completion of their 2019 hajj exercise.
According to its command and control centre in Makkah, the latest returnees were five hundred and fifty pilgrims from Adamawa state and two officials of NAHCON.
The Saudi Arabian Ministry of Hajj and Umrah affairs and NAHCON has coordinated efforts and evacuate over eight hundred pilgrims stranded were transported to Makkah by a private tour operator from Jeddah Airport.
The private pilgrims stormed NAHCON office in Makkah and submitted a petition against their service providers and the airline that was supposed to convey them back home after the completion of Hajj rites.
A pilgrim, Zaharadden Usman alleged that they were promised in their contractual packages with the various private travel agencies that their maximum days of stay in Saudi Arabia will be sixteen.