NEWS Sanusi sus­pends air­line from hajj air­lift

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From An­drew Agbese, Kaduna

Emir of Kano, Al­haji Muham­madu Sanusi II, has or­dered Fly­Nas Air­line to sus­pend the re­turn air­lift of Kaduna pil­grims from Saudi Ara­bia un­til cer­tain is­sues con­cern­ing the air­line are re­solved.

Kaduna pil­grims were said to have been kept wait­ing for days and com­plained to the author­i­ties over the de­lay.

A state­ment from the media team of Hajj 2015 yesterday quoted the spe­cial ad­viser to Gover­nor Nasir El-Ru­fai on In­ter­faith, Engr. Na­madi Musa, as an­nounc­ing the de­ci­sion


sus­pend the air­line. He said Sanusi had pleaded with the pil­grims on Wed­nes­day night when Fly­Nas failed to air­lift some of them af­ter wait­ing for two days, adding that the emir took the de­ci­sion in or­der to re­duce their suf­fer­ing and speed up their re­turn.

Musa, who is a mem­ber of the Kaduna Amirul Hajj team, said Fly­Nas had air­lifted the 10th batch of 226 pil­grims.

He said the first batch of 228 pil­grims, rep­re­sent­ing the 11th batch of Kaduna pil­grims, is due to ar­rive Kaduna to­day as Top Bras and Dornier air­lines had com­menced the air­lift of Kaduna pil­grims.

Speaker House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives, Yakubu Dog­ara (left) re­ceives a gift from the leader of a par­lia­men­tary del­e­ga­tion from the Royal King­dom of Saudi Ara­bia, His High­ness, Prince Khalid Bin Ab­dul­lah Al-Said, dur­ing the del­e­ga­tion’s visit to com­mis­er­ate with Nige­ria over the death of her pil­grims at this year’s hajj, at the Na­tional Assem­bly Abuja on Wed­nes­day. Photo: Macjohn Akande.

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