NEWS Sanusi suspends airline from hajj airlift
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.