The Kaduna state Pilgrims Welfare Board has said that a total of 5, 571 pilgrims from the state have been transported to Saudi Arabia in the last two weeks of the operation.
The state has a total of 6,750 intending pilgrims expected to perform the pilgrimage.
Spokesperson of the board, Yunusa Abdullahi sayid in Kaduna that the pilgrims were transported in 14 flights.
Mr Abdullahi said 3,931 males and 1,640 females were transported by the two airlines engaged by the board.
Medview airline, he said, had so far transported 3, 362 pilgrims in 10 flights, leaving the company with 1, 179 more intending pilgrims to complete the exercise.
He also said that Max Air had completed the transportation of all the 2,209 passengers allotted to the company.
Mr Abdullahi said the governor Nasiru El-Rufa’i had since visited the Hajj transit camp, where he expressed satisfaction with the operations so far.
He admonished the pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state while in the Holy Land, pray for the state and the country, as well as quick recovery and safe return of President Muhammadu Buhari to Nigeria.
The inaugural flight of pilgrims from the state was on Aug. 1, from the Kaduna International Airport.