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2024 hajj: Nigeria loses first pilgrim at Makkah

The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has announced the death Tawalkatu Busare Alako, a pilgrim from Kebbi State, in Makkah.

A statement by the commission said the pilgrim died on Saturday.

While condoling with the Kebbi State Pilgrims’ Welfare Board and the family of the pilgrim, NAHCON’s Chairman/CEO, Malam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, prayed for the Allah to grant comfort to the family.

In a condolence message delivered by the Makkah Office Coordinator, Dr. Aliyu Tanko, to the board officials led by Alhaji Garba Takware, the Chairman, expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the family and the people of Kebbi and prayed the Almighty Allah to grant the soul of the deceased eternal rest.

In his response, Takware thanked the leadership of the Commission for the visit and prayed for a very successful Hajj Operation.

“Special supplication was made for the soul of the deceased, other pilgrims and for the country (Nigeria). Those who accompanied the Coordinator on the visit includes; Saudi Liaison Officer, Ustaz Abubakar Lamin, other staff.”