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Air Peace Commences Airlift of Nigerian Pilgrims for 2023 Hajj

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Air Peace on Friday commenced the airlift of Nigerian pilgrims for the 2023 Hajj as the airlift of intending pilgrims kicked off across the country with inaugural flight at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport (NAIA) Abuja.

The airline is one of the airlines approved by the Federal Government for the airlift and had signed an agreement with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON) earlier this month, reports Nigerian Flight Deck.

At the signing ceremony with NAHCON, the chairman of Air Peace, Barrister Allen Onyema, said the airline cares for the Nigerian pilgrims and is carrying out the operation for national pride.

According to reports, the airline will be airlifting pilgrims from Kwara, Ekiti, Ondo, FCT, Gombe, as well as South South and South East states.

Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, the holy city for Muslims. Every adult Muslim is expected to embark on this religious journey at least once in their lifetime. This year it will take place from June 26th to July 1st.

 

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