Ogun flies 1,147 Saudi pilgrims to their destination

Following the 2023 Hajj, at least 1,147 Nigerians from Ogun State were transported back to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia.

This was announced on Monday by Tajudeen Asaye, chairman of the State 2023 Ad-hoc Committee of the Ogun Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.

There were a total of 1,238 Ogun pilgrims sent by the committee to perform Hajj this year, and three groups have already returned with 1,147 of them, he said.

The pilgrims arrived at Murtala Muhammed International Airport in Ikeja, Lagos, he said, and are now with their relatives there.

Ad hoc chairman reported that 1,238 people made the journey to Ogun. Only one traveler was sent back home after performing the Hajj rituals.

There are currently 1,147 pilgrims in Nigeria, however certain important members of the Ogun State Pilgrims Welfare Board, such as the Amir-l-Hajj, the chairman of the Ad-hoc Board Committee, the executive secretary, and the carrier officials, are still in Mecca.

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