Katsina state government says all necessary arrangement has been concluded to begin airlifting of Katsina pilgrims back home this week.
The executive director, Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Muhammad Rimi revealed this to newsmen on Wednesday, in Makka.
The executive director said the board had started making arrangements for transportation of the pilgrims back to Nigeria.
According to him, the board was in contact with the Max Airline that transport the pilgrims to Saudi and had promised to start bringing them back this week.
He commended the pilgrims for showing high sense of discipline by following the laid down laws and order while in the Holy Land.
The director also revealed that all the 2,810 pilgrims are in good conditions in the Holy Land.
“No Katsina pilgrim that died this year. The pilgrims were only treated for minor illnesses, like stress, fatigue, malaria and headache,’’ He said
The executive director appealed to the pilgrims not to exceed the 32kg of their luggages as the airline had given luggages limit of 32kg per pilgrim.