The first batch of Katsina State pilgrims numbering 551, arrived home after completion of the 2018 hajj.
The News Agency of Nigeria reviews that the pilgrims have been from Funtua zone comprising Bakori, Dandume, Funtua, Faskari and Danja Local Government Areas of the state.
The pilgrims arrived Umaru Musa Yar’adua International Airport at about 4:30 p.m. on Friday.
The pilgrims additionally arrived with each their purse and suitcases.
Some of the pilgrims thanked the Almighty Allah for giving them the chance to carry out the pilgrimage and return home safely.
Alhaji Zahraddeen Umar, one of many pilgrims, counseled the state government for taking care of them in the course of the hajj.
Umaru mentioned that each the state and Federal Government deserve commendation for offering them with lodging at Madina and Makkah.
Umar, who's among the many media team, mentioned that the 2018 hajj recorded successes, although there have been some issues right here and there.
He additionally expressed appreciation to the state government for feeding them nicely in the course of the pilgrimage.
Another pilgrim, Alhaji Nura Muhammad, counseled the state government for sponsoring preachers and medical staff who guided and assisted the pilgrims in the course of the hajj.
NAN additionally gathered that the second batch of the state’s pilgrims have been already at King Abdulaziz International Airport, Jedda, Saudi Arabia on their manner home.
About 2,800 folks carried out the 2018 hajj from the state.