The inaugural flight of Nigerian pilgrims for 2022 Hajj exercise has begun in Maiduguri with 546 pilgrims. The News Company of Nigeria (NAN) reviews that President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the exercise on Thursday on the Maiduguri Global Airport. Represented by Gov. Babagana Zulum, the president stated the resolution to preserve Maiduguri for the inaugural flight used to be in appreciation of the return of peace within the sing. “Hajj is one in all the 5 pillars of Islam,” he stated, and told the pilgrims to be precise ambassadors of the country and adhere to COVID-19 protocols. The president recommended the Borno Executive for its complementary toughen to the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), at the side of that the Federal Executive had equipped wanted logistics to facilitate quiet habits of the Hajj exercise. In his remarks, the Chairman of NAHCON, Alhaji Zikirullah Kunle-Hassan thanked the Federal Executive for its toughen to the fee no subject short trace to put together and organise the Hajj exercise. He stated that 43,000 Nigerian pilgrims would secure the 2022 Hajj exercise within the Holy Land, and admonished them to be of exemplary character. Kunke-Hassan furthermore told the pilgrims to make utilize of the opportunity to pray for themselves and for the country earlier than the 2023 overall elections. Also, Sheikh Ahmed Arabi, Chairman, Borno Disclose Pilgrims Welfare Board, expressed pleasure over the selection of Maiduguri for the inaugural flight, at the side of that the sing executive had granted all ask by the Board to be certain quiet habits of the Hajj exercise. He stated that over 1,300 pilgrims from the sing would secure the Hajj exercise. The Shehu of Borno, Alhaji Abubakar Umar-Garbai told the pilgrims to be legislation abiding and noticed COVID-19 protocols. NAN reviews that pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia used to be suspended within the last two years on account of COVID-19 pandemic.