21st August, 2017
A total of 4,026 Katsina State pilgrims are in Saudi Arabia for the Hajj, spokesman of the state Pilgrims Welfare Board, Badaru Bello, said in Madina on Monday.
He said the pilgrims were transported to the Holy land by Max Air in eight flights, while another batch of 530 pilgrims out of the remaining 904 would depart later in the day.
Bello disclosed that 70 per cent of the pilgrims are now in Makkah and had already performed the lesser hajj.
He expressed satisfaction with the exercise so far, adding that all the pilgrims were in good health and performing their religious obligations.