Last Batch of Oyo Pilgrims Arrive Jeddah

The last batch of Sixty-three pilgrims from Oyo State arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday morning via a Boeing 747 jumbo jet.

The pilgrims, who arrived at about 8a.m, spent close to six hours before clearing their hand luggage at the airport. 

According to the Commissioner for Information, Culture, and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, the pilgrims joined other Nigerian pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for this year’s Hajj, taking the total of pilgrims from the State so far airlifted by Oyo State to 655 in four flights.

Hon Wasiu Olatunbosun added that government functionaries on the flight include the Executive Secretary, Oyo state Primary Health board, Dr. Muhideen Olatunji, board members of the Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muslim wing, Alh Abdulmajeed Akinwumi, and Alh Abdrahman Abubakri.


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