Salisu Ado, Chairman of the board, told the pilgrims in Makkah that they would be evacuated aboard Max Airline in four batches between September 13 and September 16.
Zamfara state government has donated food items and cash to families of three All Progressives Congress local government chairmen from the state who died on Friday as a result of auto crash in Saudi Arabia.
Alhaji Muhammadu Modibbo, Nigeria’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, has urged the Federal Government to ban unemployed Nigerians from traveling to the Kingdom in search of jobs, to save Nigeria’s image.
The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria on Saturday in Makkah, warned Nigerian pilgrims and their officials against displaying political symbols during the Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The figures were provided in a National Hajj Commission of Nigeria flight statistics obtained by NAN on Monday in Madinah
The second batch of 382 Nigerian pilgrims from Nasarawa State on Wednesday joined their Kogi counterparts to formally begin this year’s Hajj rites in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
The warning was issued in a circular to the agencies on Friday in Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
The slots were granted at a ministerial meeting between Saudi Arabia and Nigeria in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, where the Memorandum of Understanding for 2018 was presented, an event that kick-starts the processes of Hajj every year.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the pilgrims, who were on the ninth flight from the state, arrived Makkah at about 4pm on Monday.
However, the mortality rate for the 2016 Hajj has been put as the lowest in five years