Kwara calls for airlifting of its pilgrims from Ilorin directly to Saudi Arabia, secure 98 percent Visa 

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…says airlifting from Ilorin International Airport directly to S/A sacrosanct 

The Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board said more than 98 percent of visa for intending pilgrims traveling with the Board for the year 2024 hajj is ready and intact.

The Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji AbdulSalam Abdulkadir disclosed this in Ilorin yesterday while speaking during the enlightenment programme organized for intending pilgrims.

Abdulkadir said out of 3,102 intending pilgrims traveling with the Board, visa for 3,057 intending pilgrims were ready, leaving only 45 to be secured, adding that the remaining visa will be ready between today and tomorrow.

He said the Board had also secured befitting accommodation for intending pilgrims in the Kingdom Saudi Arabia.

He explained that the airlift of Kwara intending pilgrims would commence on the 20th of May and conclude on the 6th of June, 2024 with 10 flights altogether.

He disclosed further that Kwara intending pilgrims would be boarded to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia via Airpeace Airline. 

He advised intending pilgrims to be patience with the board as efforts were on top gear to ensure hitch free hajj exercise.

He said that the Board would soon release the list of flight schedule of all intending pilgrims.

The Chairman of the Board, Prof Mashood Mahmud Jimba said Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq was working tirelessly with the support of Amir hajj, Senator Ibrahim Yahya Oloriegbe and other stakeholders to ensure the airlifting Kwara intending pilgrims from Ilorin International Airport directly to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

He promised that the board members and other stakeholders would do their best to ensure the comfort of intending pilgrims while in Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Prof Jimba urged intending pilgrims to abide the rules and regulations of hajj exercise especially the laws of Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

The Board Chairman further assured that welfare of intending pilgrims from the state would be given adequate attention, advising them to be patient with the board and register their complaints, if any, in a peace manner.

The Grand Khadi of Kwara State, Justice Abdullateef Kamaldeen later took intending pilgrims through the practical aspects of hajj exercise.

The jurist also used the programmes to extensively educate intending pilgrims on dos and don’ts of hajj rites.

Some of the intending pilgrims who spoke on the sidelines of the event, described the enlightenment programme as eye-opening and educative and informative, assuring that they would cooperate with the board to ensure hitch free hajj exercise.

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