Medview transports over 3,000 pilgrims back to Nigeria

Three Thousand (3,000) pilgrims, who performed the 2016 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, have arrived on Medview flights to Lagos, Kaduna and Kano.

Medview airline made this known in a statement signed by its spokesman, Mr Obuke Oyibotha and obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos.

Oyibotha said in the statement that the latest flight arrived on Friday at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, with 323 pilgrims.

He said the pilgrims comprised those who travelled through Med-View Travels Konsult and some other tour agents as well as pilgrims from Oyo State.

According to him, they were conveyed in a Boeing 777-200 deployed for Hajj operations by Med-View Airline.

“The airline airlifted pilgrims from the South-West states of Lagos, Oyo, Ogun, Osun and South-South, Armed Forces, as well as Kaduna.

“The airline commenced the return journey on Sept. 19 with the transportation of pilgrims from Osun and Lagos states.

“The aircraft carrying the pilgrims touched the terminal of the Airport at exactly 7:30 a.m amidst cheers and praises by the elated pilgrims.

“They described the trip as smooth and stress-free despite going through rigorous screening at the Saudi Airport,” he said.

The spokesman said Med-View Head of Enlightenment, Imam Abdulsalam Abdulraheem, advised the pilgrims not to return to their old bad ways of life which they had vowed to relinquish during the Hajj.

He reminded them that they are now like new born babies without any sin.

He also commended the cooperation and maturity displayed by the pilgrims during the Hajj, which coincided with the 10th anniversary of the airline’s foray into Hajj operations.

Oyibotha further quoted the airline’s Managing Director, Alhaji Muneer Bankole, as saying that the airline had transported over 300,000 pilgrims since it started Hajj operations 10 years ago.

Bankole attributed the airline’s successes in the past decade to sincerity, honesty and commitment to the job.