The first batch of FCT pilgrims for the 2012 Hajj would be airlifted from the Nnamdi Azikwe IInternational airport to the holy land on September 27, an official said yesterday.
Alhaji Surajo Faskari, the acting Director, FCT Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, said in Abuja that 550 pilgrims would be involved, adding that more than 3,000 pilgrims from the FCT would perform this year's Hajj.
The director said that arrangements had been concluded with the airline operators to ensure a smooth and hitch-free exercise.
Acccording to him, Kabo and Max Airlines will be involved in the transportation of FCT pilgrims to the holy land.
The director said that the board was committed to complying with the 30-day period given by the Saudi authorities for the airlift of the pilgrims to the holy land.
About 95,000 Nigerians are expected to perform the 2012 Hajj.