By: Mohammed Lawal- from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has so far airlifted 1,250 Pilgrims back home from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia out of the 1,928 that performed this years Hajj through the FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.
Accordingly, the first batch of the pilgrims comprising of 423 pilgrims was airlifted on 15th July 2022 after they have successfully performed the religious exercise.
The FCT pilgrims for this year’s hajj were the first set to be airlifted back to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia and each of the pilgrims have collected their 32kg luggage at the Permanent Hajj Transit Camp, Bassan-Jiwa, Abuja.
It is expected that the remaining 678 number pilgrims will be airlifted back to Nigeria early next month.