This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Information and Publications, Mousa Ubandawaki
These developments and revelations were contained in reports by the Saudi Gazette and Gulf News reports.
According to the timetable released by the Saudi authorities, Saudi airports had been opened to flights conveying pilgrims from Sunday, May 21, 2023. They would close for arrivals Thursday, June 22, 2023.
Upon the arrival of President Buhari for the visit, he was received by Deputy Governor Sa’ud Khalid Al-Faisal.
The protest comes about five days after the pilgrims had been waiting for the state government to release the money
The President along with his entourage for the return of peace and security all over Nigeria and the world at large.
The National Hajj Commission of Commission of Nigeria says it has so far carried out 48 flights involving 23,467 pilgrims from Nigeria to Madinah since the inaugural flight of the pilgrims in Katsina on July 10.
Rashida Tijani, a female pilgrim from Oyo State, who lost her purse containing $800 and other valuables, was saved from the trauma of her loss when a review of her hotel’s CCTV footage identified where she left the purse.
Abdulmalik Sani, who conducted the pilgrims round various sections of the centre, said it received not fewer than 7,000 visitors on daily basis seeking to learn more about the Holy Qu’ran and Islam in general
The flight of pilgrims from Nigeria to Saudi Arabia for the 2019 Hajj entered its 11th day on Saturday with 13,107 already in Madinah for the yearly religious exercise.
The Commission’s Coordinator for the 2019 Hajj in Madinah, Alhaji Ahmed Maigari, announced this to journalists while inspecting the buses (Ankai 2019/2020 model) on Wednesday in Madinah
The visit, according to Islamic scholars, is a mark of respect for the tradition of Prophet Muhammad before the pilgrims would move to Makkah in continuation of the Hajj rituals.
More than 2,000 Nigerian Muslim pilgrims arrived in Madinah for the 2019 Hajj as at Friday, Alhaji Ahmed Maigari, the Madinah Coordinator for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, has said.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday arrived in Makkah, Saudi Arabia from the city of Madinah, where he began the initial leg of his Umrah engagements in the Kingdom.
The pilgrim, Hassana Aliyu, from Gezawa Local Government Area of Kano State, was accommodated at Al-Andalus Al-Masi Hotel in the heart of Madinah.
The fraudsters, mostly Nigerians resident in the Holy land illegally often gained access to Nigerian pilgrims outside their hotel accommodation, where they lured their unsuspecting victims into shady business transactions.
The figures were provided in a National Hajj Commission of Nigeria flight statistics obtained by NAN on Monday in Madinah
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria says 10,687 Muslim faithful are currently in Saudi Arabia performing the 2018 Hajj.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria says it will not compromise standard, quality and hygiene in feeding Nigerian pilgrims during 2018 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, on Tuesday assured the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia that it had taken measures to checkmate the menace of both drug and human trafficking among Nigerian pilgrims coming into the kingdom.