Over 400 Hajj Pilgrims airlifted

Rushan Abbyasov everything necessary done for Hajj-2017

Rushan Abbyasov everything necessary done for Hajj-2017

Saudi Arabia expects to receive around two million pilgrims this Hajj season, including 1.7 million foreigners, the media reported on Sunday.

The frustrated pilgrims were full of smiles when the Lion Air plane touched down at the Tamale International Airport around 6.40pm.

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Some officials at the Tamale International Airport hinted that, the situation is beyond their control as the problem emanates from source of their destination.

Last year, more than 1.8 million performed Hajj and a lot of them were foreigners, while the Ministry of Hajj will assign more than 95,000 employees, in addition to volunteers to handle Hajj-related tasks.

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That aircraft which departed the Tamale airport at 19:28 for Saudi Arabia and is expected to return to pick another batch of more than 400 would-be pilgrims, Deputy Communication Director of the Board, Eliasu Haruna, said.

Ahead of their departure, Alhaji Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, Vice President, visited the Hajj Village in Tamale on Thursday to interact with the pilgrims pledging government's commitment to ensure an incident-free hajj this year.

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Flying pilgrims direct from the northern regional capital to Mecca was resuscitated by former President, John Mahama administration in 2016. We are on Facebook!

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