The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Thursday commenced movement of the pilgrims already in the Holy land of Saudi Arabia from Madinak to Makkak.
The commission contracted a Madinah-based transport company, Hafil, to transport 35,000 Nigerian pilgrims from Madinah to Makkah.
NAHCON’s coordinator for the 2019 Hajj in Madinah, Ahmed Maigari, announced this to journalists while inspecting the buses (Ankai 2019/2020 model) Wednesday in Madinah.
He stated that the vehicles had all it takes to give the pilgrims the comfort they needed, adding that they contained refrigerator, wi-fi and toilets among other facilities.
Maigari said transportation would begin with 3,801 pilgrims from Katsina and Lagos states with a repeat on Friday with the two states.
Earlier, the Manager, Madinah branch of the transporting company, Talal Sheriff, assured the commission that Hafil “is 100 per cent ready to convey the pilgrims to Makkah with all the comfort attached.’’