According to Alhaji Abdullahi Hardawa, Executive Secretary, Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, a female pilgrim from Bauchi has been left in Saudi Arabia following the loss of her Passport, .
Hardawa, who spoke to newsmen on the exercise, on Monday in Bauchi, when the last flight that brought back the pilgrims,noted that the unnamed pilgrim was from Tafawa Balewa Local Government Area.
“All pilgrims are back to the country, except one woman that lost her Passport; we left her behind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia because she lost her Passport,” he said.
He however, said that Nigerian officials in the Holy city were processing a new Passport fro her.
He described the exercise as “generally a success”, and commended the full support and total commitment of the Bauchi State Government.
The Emir of Bauchi, Alhaji Rilwanu Adamu, in a remark, praised all pilgrims from Nigeria for exhibiting good conduct throughout their stay in the Holy Land.
He described the 2017 pilgrimage as a “huge success” as their was full support from the states pilgrims welfare boards.
Alhaji Ibrahim Jahun, Chairman, Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, appreciated officials, sponsored by the state government to care for the welfare of the state pilgrims, for what he described as “total commitment” to assigned responsibilities”.