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The Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has been commended for exhibiting exceptional competence in the handling of 2019 Hajj operation.


The duty manager of Flynas Airline, Mr. Tijani Ilu, gave the commendation at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, during the airlifting of 432 intending pilgrims from Lagos State, today.


Mr. Ilu stated that the consistency and competency displayed by the state ensured a smooth and seamless airlifting exercise which was unprecedented and unequalled in the history of Hajj operations in Nigeria.


He added that officials of the airline in Lagos also received accolades from their headquarters in Saudi Arabia.


In his response, the Amir-ul-Hajj, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, expressed the state’s appreciation to the airline for the quality services it has rendered for the state so far.


In the same vein, the Chairman Ad-hoc committee on 2019 Hajj in Lagos State, Hon. Ahmed Jebe announced a brief break in the airlifting operation immediately the 4th batch departed for Saudi Arabia.


He said that the break was to allow both the Board and the airline to rest and rejuvenate for better performance. He added that airlifting of Lagos pilgrims would resume on Monday 15th with the 5th batch.


Meanwhile, the 3rd batch of 429 intending pilgrims left Lagos for Saudi Arabia yesterday.


In all, a total number of 1,706 Lagos State intending pilgrims have been airlifted so far.


Taofeek Lawal & Ibraheem Akinolu

Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board (PAU)

13th July, 2019

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