From Mohammed Ibrahim Kaduna
Kaduna state yesterday airlifted the first batch of 560 2018 intending pilgrims to Madina in Saudi Arabia from Kaduna International Airport abound Max Airline.
The Governor, Malam Nasiru El-Rufai tasked all intending pilgrims from the State to be good ambassadors by abiding strictly to the rules and regulations of Saudi Government.
He made the call while witnessing the flag off of the airlift from the state.
Represented by the Secretary to the State Government, SSG, Balarabe Abbas, the governor said, even though the number of intending pilgrims for this year has been slashed by two, which he said is not a good indication, it makes it easier for the state to handle and achieve good results.
“Kaduna State is known for order and discipline and I can say that, the intending pilgrims have exhibited that since in camp.
“I urge you all to also exhibit the good conducts in Saudi Arabia by being good ambassadors of Kaduna and Nigeria in general”.
An intending pilgrim, Ibrahim Shehu Musa who is a first timer, expressed happiness over the trip and also appreciated the pilgrims board’s efforts for being diligent and prompt in its activities.