Dr Bawumia said government would do all to ensure the comfort of pilgrims travelling to Saudi Arabia promising a three-square meal for all pilgrims in Medina.
"We would have over 10,000 pilgrims in Mecca by the end of this weekend and all of them have settled in their various accommodations", he said.
He appealed to the pilgrims to offer specially prayers for the quick recovery of President Muhammadu Buhari and for sustained peace and unity in the country.
A jumbo flight 747 Sunday morning airlifted 506 would-be pilgrims from the Tamale airport to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for this year's Hajj.
Alhaji Musa Sakaba, Chairman of the Pilgrims Welfare Agency, told the governor that arrangements had been concluded for the airlift of pilgrims by Max Airline.
Officials of the Hajj Board told Kasapa FM that Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia is still awaiting at the Tamale Airport to finally see the pilgrims off.
He urged pilgrims to consider themselves as envoys of the country and desist from activities that could drag the image of the country into the mud.
A rights organistion today filed a writ petition with the High Court seeking its order upon the government to form an enquiry commission to find out those responsible for mismanagement in sending hajj pilgrims to Saudi Arabia this year.
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