First Batch of Lagos State Pilgrims Arrive

By Taoreed Abdullahi

After successful completion of this year’s Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, about four hundred and thirty pilgrims from Lagos State have returned home safely.

The pilgrims arrived at Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja last night and united with their family members.

Lagos State airlifted one thousand six hundred and sixty-five pilgrims for the spiritual exercise in six batches.

Some of the pilgrims who spoke with newsmen at Muritala International Airport expressed their gratitude to Almighty God for his mercy through out the spiritual exercise.

They also appreciated the State Government and its officials for their selfless efforts at ensuring that they left Nigeria to perform all the Hajj rites without stress and return them home safely without recording any serious health challenges or death.

Officials of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board led by Head of Administration and Human ResourceMrs. Ganiyat Ojomu, were on hand to receive the pilgrims at the airport.

They also ensured that a five litre of Zamzam water was distributed to each of the pilgrims before leaving the Hajj camp.

Meanwhile, the second batch of Lagos State Pilgrims is expected to arrive tomorrow.

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