A female Bauchi State pilgrim was left in Saudi Arabia, this was due to the loss of her Passport, according to the Executive Secretary, Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Abdullahi Hardawa.
Hardawa, who briefed newsmen on the exercise, on Monday in Bauchi, after the arrival of the last flight that brought back the pilgrims, said that the unnamed pilgrim was from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area.
The official, however, stated that Nigerian staff members in the Holy city were processing a new Passport to enable the pilgrims to return home.
He described the exercise as “generally a success,” and attributed that to the full support and total commitment of the Bauchi State Government.
The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, in a remark, commended pilgrims from Nigeria for exhibiting good conduct throughout their stay in the Holy Land.
He also praised states pilgrims welfare boards for their support to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria during the pilgrimage, and described the 2017 pilgrimage as a “huge success”.
Alhaji Ibrahim Jahun, Chairman, Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, commended officials, sponsored by the state government to cater for the welfare of the state pilgrims, for what he described as “total commitment” to assigned responsibilities”.