Hajj 2023: We’ve identified areas of needs for a successful exercise – Niger State Pilgrims Board

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The executive Secretary  Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Makun Lapai ,stated this during a courtesy call by the new Manager  of the  Minna International Airport Authority   to his office .”

The Niger State Pilgrims welfare  board, has assured Intending Pilgrims  of  the readiness of the state government  in preparation for the 2023 Hajj exercise.

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The executive Secretary  Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Makun Lapai ,stated this during a courtesy call by the new Manager  of the  Minna International Airport Authority   to his office

Makun Lapai who appreciated the visit commended the aviation team for their tireless efforts in satisfying to the needs of the pilgrims board during Hajj activities.

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Makun Lapai ,who lamented the inability of the Minna international airport to participate in airlift of  pilgrims for  the 2022 Hajj exercise, said”We don’t  want the reoccurance of  last year Hajj ugly experience Where  the pilgrims almost missed the Hajj exercise”.

The executive Secretary of the Niger State Pilgrims  who further admitted that aviation challenges are numerous assured the visiting  team of  possible solution.

” We’ve identified areas of needs in terms of having a successful hajj operations by next year”.

“Next week we are visiting the airport for more inspection in preparation for the Hajj airlift”.

The New   Manager of the Minna international airport,Alhaji Liman Katamba Kutigi who was accompanied by the Management  staff of the airport, appreciated the longstanding mutual relationship between the two organizations .

Kutigi who commended the Niger State Pilgrims Board for successful 2022 hajj operations despite not  airlifted from Minna International airport, urged for early preparation by the board  for the Hajj activities to avoid creating any obstacle that could generate any challenge before the commencement of Hajj operations.

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