2023 Hajj: 1st batch of 387 Osun pilgrims return to Lagos

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Amir Hajj, Sheik Ishola, commends Adeleke for the success of this years hajj exercise.


Osun state Muslim pilgrims welfare board has congratulated the teeming Muslim pilgrims from the state over  the successful completion of this year’s Hajj in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


This came as the first batch of the male and female contingent comprising 387 pilgrims successfully landed in Lagos.


The Secretary of the Board Mr Bolaji Sanni, in a press statement on behalf of the Amir Hajj, Sheik Moruf Ishola, disclosed this on Wednesday.


Sheik Ishola also disclosed that  the second batch of 385 contingent has already departed the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and due to land at Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.


He described the successful completion of all Hajj rites in 2023  by the Osun muslim contingent as a thing of joy and total glorification to almighty Allah for His love and mercies on the pilgrims.


The Amir Hajj also appreciated Gov.  Ademola Adeleke of Osun state, for approving and providing all the necessary logistics that culminated into the success story of the holy journey.


In the meantime, a cross section of the pilgrims appreciated Allah and the government of Osun state  through the state Muslims pilgrims welfare board for making it easy and comfortable for them to serve Allah and His prophet, Mohammad ( PUH) in Makkah and Madinah successfully.


“The remaining new Alhajis and Alhajas are looking forward to be airlifted in the coming days from Jiddah International airport in Saudi Arabia as the Osun state Muslim pilgrims welfare board in conjunction with the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) are not leaving any stone unturned to make the return journey back home  a hitch free,” he said.

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