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2017 Hajj: Osinbajo inaugurates airlift of 79,000 pilgrims

Nigerian News Update » Nigerian Newspapers
Punch Newspaper
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday kicked-off the process for the airlift of a total of 79,000 pilgrims who are travelling to Saudi Arabia to partake in the 2017 Hajj.

The first batch of pilgrims from the Federal Capital Territory were admonished by senior government officials and religious leaders during a ceremony that held at the departure lounge of the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.

Of the total number of those travelling for this year’s Hajj, about 60,000 are from various states of the federation and the FCT, while 19,000 others are classified as those under private operators.
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