The Head of Medical Mission, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Dr. Usman Galadima, confirmed the figure on Sunday.
The Head of Aviation Matters of NAHCON, Engineer Mohammed Goni Sanda, made the announcement at the post-Arafah meeting held in Makkah.
The Director of the Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Malam Abubakar Evuti, confirmed the sad incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), Friday in Makkah.
The pilgrims who had gone through some intensive Hajj rituals over the last five days, will continue with the remaining aspects of the hajj rites in Makkah, before embarking on the return journey to Nigeria.
Mohammed, who is one of the 95,000 Nigerian pilgrims currently performing Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) at Muna, Makkah, Thursday.
The head of NAHCON Hajj medical team, Usman Galadima, made this known on Saturday during a meeting of the commission in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, adding that 30 patients also have mental health challenges.
Speaking at the meeting of Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Ambassador Lawal said the demand for hajj seats by Nigerian Muslims had increased in recent years.
This was contained in a statement signed by the Deputy Director, Information and Publications, Mousa Ubandawaki
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.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Kano-based businessman had on April 9 lost his wife, Hajiya Rabi Dantata.
The was revealed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam Garba Shehu.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that while in Madinah, President Buhari had visited historic religious places.
Aisha Ahmed, from Keffi Local Government Area of Nasarawa state, died after a brief illness according to Alhaji Idris Al-Makura, the Executive Secretary, Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board.
The decision to send the clerics was part diversifying strategies to restore peace and security in Zamfara State.
Prophet Muhammed exemplified the virtues when he migrated from Makkah to Madinah in 622 Year of the Common Era (CE), after enduring persecution from Makkah pagans.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday departed Makkah via Abdulaziz International Airport Jeddah for Unitted Kingdom after he successfully performed the Lesser Hajj.
The Borno State Government says it will investigate Thursday night fire outbreak that destroyed shops and property worth millions of Naira at the Maiduguri GSM market.
Zulum’s spokesman, Isa Gusau in a statement said that the government engaged the 30 residents of Makkah, Saudia Arabia to intercede for the state affected by a decade of Boko Haram violence.
Lawan made the promise in a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media, Ola Awoniyi, in Abuja on Thursday.
Some 65,000 Nigerian pilgrims were among 1.8 million Muslims across the world who observed Arafat Day in Muna, Makkah, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday.