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FCT begins airlift of pilgrims for 2019 hajj


The Federal Capital Territory Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has concluded plans to airlift about 2,000 intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj to Saudi Arabia.

Director of the board, Muhammad Bashir, who announced the plans yesterday in Abuja, said the airlift would commence on Friday, July 19, 2019 at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport.

The board’s Public Relations Officers (PRO), Muhammad Lawal Aliyu, disclosed this during a meeting between the board and officials selected to participate in the programme at the permanent hajj transit camp in Bassan Jiwa, Abuja.

Accordingly, intending pilgrims from the FCT would be departing the country to Madinah in Saudi Arabia aboard Flynas Airlines, the official carrier of FCT pilgrims for this year’s hajj.


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