Abdulrahman Ishola, the Executive Secretary of the board, gave this assurance in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Lagos.
The Amirul Hajj (Leader of Hajj delegation) for Adamawa, Alhaji Dahiru Bobbo, who presented the award to the governor in Yola on Wednesday, said it was an honour given based on performance during the pilgrimage.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the pilgrims were from Funtua zone comprising Bakori, Dandume, Funtua, Faskari and Danja Local Government Areas of the state.
Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says 872 pilgrims from the state have returned from Saudi Arabia after a successful 2018 Hajj operation.
Saudi Arabia on Thursday said more than 1.6 million pilgrims from all over the world have arrived Mecca to perform the 2018 Hajj.
The Airline’s Public Relations Manager, Alhaji Ibrahim Dahiru, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano that the pilgrims were transported to the Holy land in 44 trips.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the pilgrims were transported by Max Air in the early hours of the day from the Maiduguri International Airport.
The board’s Public Relations Officer, Alhaj Ibrahim Kanya, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria in Dutse on Thursday.
The Airline’s Public Relations Manager, Alhaji Ibrahim Dahiru, gave the figures in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the pilgrims, from Gada, Rabah and Wurno local government areas, were transported by Air Planers Airline which left the Sultan Abubakar III International Airport at about 4 p.m.
Their arrival in the Holy land had increased the number of Nigerian pilgrims to 828, since the first batch from Kogi landed on Friday.
Buhari, represented by the FCT Minister, Malam Musa Bello, gave the assurance while inaugurating first flight for the 2018 Hajj with pilgrims from Kogi State, at the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport, Abuja.
The 1,550 intending pilgrims from Kwara on Thursday commenced the mandatory inoculation and other medical screening ahead of the 2018 hajj.
He said: “The intending pilgrims of Katsina State should try and avoid anything that will dent the image of the state and the country as a whole.’’
Its Public Relations Officer, Hajiya Hadiza Abbas, told the News Agency of Nigeria in Kano on Thursday that the training started on June 27.