• Mon. Apr 22nd, 2024

A total of 272 pilgrims from Kwara that perfomed this year’s hajj in Saudi Arabia have returned to Nigeria.

The pilgrims departed Jeddah International Airport at about 8:30pm on Tuesday and arrived Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos midnight Tuesday.

They were again airlifted from Lagos to Ilorin, Kwara State capital on Wednesday.

The Air Peace that transported the pilgrims arrived Ilorin International Airport at exactly 9:53am.

Amongst the dignitaries that arrived with other pilgrims are the chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheikh Mohammed Salihu, former secretary to the state government, Prof Mamman Jibril and the zonal coordinator National Hajj Commision of Nigeria (NAHCON)for Kwara, Ondo and Ekiti States, Alhaji Jibir Fijabi.

Some of the pilgrims including the chief Imam of Ilorin, Sheik Mohammed Salihu, thanked God for granting them a successful hajj operation and for ensuring their safe return to Nigeria.

They expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the members of the state pilgrims board and government’s delegation while in the holy land.END
Cov/Ali MUHAMMAD RABIU