From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
The last flight of the Bauchi State conveying 545 pilgrims has left for Medina in the early hours of Sunday from Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa International Airport Bauchi.
On board the Max Air flight were 180 pilgrims from Plateau State who are among the last batch of the state pilgrims.
Among the pilgrims on board were a renowned Islamic Scholar Sheikh Dahiru Usman Bauchi, the State Governor, Bala Muhammad, his deputy, Senator Baba Tela, Acting Executive Secretary of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Kasim Danlami Shall and members of the state Hajj Steering Committee as well as officials from the state pilgrims board.
Speaking with newsmen before the takeoff of the flight, Governor Bala Muhammad Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed reaffirmed the readiness of his administration towards fulfilling its campaign promises.
The Governor reiterated his resolve to come up with new policies immediately after returning from the holy land for improving the well-being of the people of the state, and pledged to ensure their full implementation.
Governor Bala Mohammed who called on people of the state not to relent in their support to his administration, prayed Almighty Allah to empower him and give him the wisdom to implement all the policies and programmes initiated.