Nasarawa State Government, said on Wednesday that the first batch of 256 pilgrims from the state have arrived safely in Saudi Arabia.
Spokesman of the state Hajj team, Mr Jubril Gomna, said in a telephone interview that the pilgrims left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport Abuja, on Tuesday, at about 10.40am.
“The pilgrims are in good condition and we will continue to pray for a successful Hajj; the quick recovery and safe return of President Buhari to enable him continue with the good work he has being doing in the country.
“We are also be praying for the peace and unity of our country, Nigeria,” he said.
Gomna said the state Muslim pilgrims’ board was working hard to ensure that the pilgrims were comfortable and serve as good ambassadors of Nigeria during their stay in the Holy Land.