Hajj: Last Batch Of Ogun Pilgrims Back Home

pilgrimsThe last batch of 212 Ogun pilgrims to Saudi Arabia returned to the State on Saturday.

This is contained in a statement signed by Alhaji Qudus Kafidipe, Information Officer, Ogun Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Saturday.

The statement said the pilgrims, led by the Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Sefiu Rasheed, arrived at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, in a Medview aircraft at 8.34a.m.

It also said that this signified the final transportation of the 1,232 pilgrims from Ogun state back to Nigeria.

The statement described the exercise as hitch free and one of the best in recent times.

It thanked Gov. Ibikunle Amosun for the support and encouragement toward the completion of the pilgrimage.

The statement noted that the lessons learnt from the exercise would be improved on during preparations for 2014.

It quoted a member of the Board, Alhaji Iskieel Lawal, as saying that report on the Hajj would soon be submitted to the governor. (NAN)