Nigerian Pilgrim From Kebbi State Passes Away In Mecca

Date: 26-05-2024 3:33 pm (3 weeks ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
- at 26-05-2024 03:33 PM (3 weeks ago)

Tragedy struck in Mecca on Saturday, May 25, as a Nigerian pilgrim from Kebbi State breathed his last following a brief illness, according to an official statement.

Aliyu Tanko, the Nigerian Makkah Office Coordinator, conveyed the sad news in a condolence message issued on behalf of Jalal Arabi, the Chairman of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON).

Expressing heartfelt condolences, Tanko extended sympathies to the Kebbi State Government Pilgrim Welfare Board and prayed for the peaceful repose of the deceased pilgrim.

In response to the solemn event, a delegation from NAHCON, led by the Saudi Liaison Officer, Abubakar Lamin, along with other staff, paid a visit to the Kebbi State Welfare Board in Mecca. There, they were warmly received by the Chairman, Garba Takware.

Takware, while expressing gratitude for the visit, offered prayers for the success of the Hajj operation and extended special supplications for the departed pilgrim, as well as for the well-being of all pilgrims from Nigeria.

The pilgrims from Kebbi State were notably the first group of Nigerian intending pilgrims to arrive in Saudi Arabia for the 2024 Hajj, with their inaugural airlift taking place on May 15. The event garnered significant attention, with dignitaries including Vice President Kashim Shettima in attendance.

To date, a total of 20,154 Nigerian pilgrims have been airlifted to Saudi Arabia in 48 flights, with an estimated 65,000 expected to partake in the 2024 Hajj pilgrimage.

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