*As Bankole lauds FG’s commitment to national peace
By Kemi Kasumu
Medview Airline on Monday completed the airlift of pilgrims for the 2016 Hajj back to Nigeria, the first to carry out the NAHCON assignment at a record time.
Medview Airline was among the three carriers contracted by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for the 2016 Hajj operations.
A release by the Medview’s public relations officer, Obuke Oyibotha, disclosed that the airline’s last two flights for the NAHCON assignment arrived Port Harcourt International Airport and Kaduna International Airport respectively on Monday.
“The flight to Port Harcourt had 452 pilgrims from Rivers, Edo, Delta, Abia, Anambra, Imo, Ebonyi and Cross River states while that of Kaduna had 320 pilgrims on board.”
While giving praise to Allah for a successful Hajj operations, the Managing Director/CEO of the airline Alhaji Muneer Bankole, commended NAHCON and the Federal Government for the necessary structures put in place to ensure a hitch-free Hajj exercise.
He also commended the Federal Government for all the efforts it was making to bring about peace and stability across the country.
Medview Airline deployed three wide body aircraft – B747-300, B777-200 and B767-300 for the hajj operations.