The first flight of Zamfara intending pilgrims numbering (345) had left the Sultan Abubakar (111) International Airport Sokoto to the city of Medina on Friday.
Their trip marked the beginning of the commencement of 2022 Hajj exercise in the state.
Governor Bello Matawalle in company of the first lady Aisha Bello Matawalle addressed the pilgrims at the State Hajj Camp based in Samaru Gusau the state capital.
The Governor who was looking visibly happy urged the pilgrims to be worthy ambassadors of Zamfara while in the holy land.
He also asked the pilgrims to intensify prayers for the return of sustainable peace in Zamfara State.