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pilgrims board their flight to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj

JUST IN: Saudi Extends Deadline For Nigerian Pilgrims

pilgrims board their flight to Saudi Arabia for the Hajj

Reprieve has come the way of intending pilgrims from Nigeria who are yet to be airlifted to Saudi Arabia.

Saudi Arabia’s General Authority on Civil Aviation (GACA) extended the deadline for the closure of the airspace to July 7.

This followed a high-level discussion between Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

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The Nigerian team was led by the Chairman /Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

They were about 3,000 Nigerian pilgrims who are yet to be airlifted to Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj.

While the two airlines, Max Air and Azman airline would continue their airlifting operations from where they left off, the commission has concluded arrangements with Flynas to operate three rescue flights for pilgrims in Kano and Abuja.

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