Pilgrims Commend Airport Facilities As Hajj Operations Begins

Yemisi Izuora
The 2015 Hajj delegation from Ogun State has commended the improvement in facilities at the Hajj terminal of the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, just as the 2015 Hajj operations commenced at the airport.

According to a statement from federal airport authority of Nigeria, (FAAN) signed by Onyekwere Nnaekpe, the Deputy General Manager Corporate Affairs confirmed that Mr. Adesanya Saula who spoke  on behalf of the pilgrims noted that there had been notable improvement in facilities at the terminal in terms of space, cleanliness, ambience, conduciveness and organization in comparism with what obtained in the previous years.

Another pilgrim Fasina Lukman, said that the terminal now wears a new look with the blocks properly painted and glittering, while the level of hygiene has also improved significantly with more attention paid to the cleanliness of the operational area.

The delegation from Ogun State, which was made up of 541 pilgrims, was the first to be airlifted in Lagos this year, and were conveyed in two batches between Sunday August 23 and Monday, August 24.

About 7,034 pilgrims from Ogun, Oyo, Osun, Lagos and Edo States, including those from the Armed Forces are expected to be facilitated and airlifted through the MMA Hajj terminal, Lagos this year.


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