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Another batch of 103 Ogun state pilgrims which comprises of 55 females and 48 males arrived Nigeria safely after a successful completion of Hajj exercise in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


The Executive Secretary, State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Salau Dauda who disclosed tbis via telephone interview with information officers, said the pilgrims arrived Nigeria on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at exactly 1:10pm via Muritala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos aboard AZMAN Airline.


Salau who described this year’s Hajj exercise as a success going by the good virtues displayed by the pilgrims, saying Allah has really been merciful to the state since the operations began, while attributing the achievement recorded to the State government led by Prince Dapo Abiodun for undiluted support given the Board.


He maintained that the State did not record any death, adding that the remaining officials and Ad-hoc committee members led by its Chairman, Alhaji Lawal Usain would be leaving for Nigeria soon, urging all the pilgrims to make judicious use of the lessons learnt from the Hajj exercise.


“No successful Hajj operations without challenges, the management of the Board would go back to it’s drawing board in order to correct the anomalies experienced in this year’s pilgrimage, Salau emphasised”.


Speaking with newsmen on their arrival at the airport, the Head of Medical team, Dr. Rabiu Kusimo said that the pilgrims had the best of the healthcare experience, saying the pilgrims returned in good health condition and there was no record of casualty.


Also speaking, two of the returning pilgrims, Alhaji Giwa Sheriff and Alhaja Balqees Adewale expressed satisfactions over the arrangements which made the Hajj operation hitch-free, describing their stay in Mecca and Medina as an unforgettable experience.

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