The first batch of intending Hajj pilgrims from Kano State numbering 555 have departed Mallam Aminu Kano International Airport for the holy land of Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
The pilgrims, who were air lifted on Monday, were assured of good wellfare by Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, during the flag-off ceremony.
According to Governor Abba, the leadership of the State’s Hajj Commission has been changed to ensure effective and accountable administration.
He pledged improved Hajj operations in the State under is watch as good accommodations and wellfare packages have been put in place for the pilgrims in the Holy land.
Governor Abba added that his administration has sunk boreholes at the Hajj Camp to bring to an end the challenge of water scarcity at the camp.