Second batch of 560 intending Pilgrims from Kwara state have been airlifted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from llorin International Airport.
The pilgrims departed the airport on board Max Airline at about 2:49pm Sunday afternoon.
Out of the total 560 Intending Pilgrims 552 are from Kwara , seven from Ekiti and one from Ondo state.
The departure was witnessed by Dr Awwal lbrahim, the Year 2022 Kwara Amirul Hajj and Executive Secretary of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Barrister Abdulganiyu Ahmed.
Speaking shortly before the departure of the intending pilgrims ,the Year 2022 Kwara Amirul Hajj , Dr, Auwal Ibrahim advised the intending pilgrims to be good ambassadors of the state and the country while in the holy land.
In his remark ,the Executive Secretary of Kwara state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board , Abdulganiyu Ahmed urged the intending pilgrims to use the period to pray for the restoration of lasting peace in the state and the country in general.
A total of 1,112 intending Pilgrims have so far been airlifted to Saudi Arabia to perform year 2022 Hajj from Kwara state
ALI MUHAMMAD RABIU