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Gov. Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State.

382 Ogun Pilgrims Back From Saudi Arabia

LAGOS – The first batch of Ogun pilgrims from Saudi Arabia returned to Nigeria, after the completion of hajj rites.

The 382 pilgrims arrived at Muritala Muhammad International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos at exactly 2:12am Nigerian Time on Thursday, July 6, 2023, aboard Flynas Flight XY7602.

Confirming the arrival, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Salau Dauda, thanked God for the mercy and protection of the pilgrims throughout the spiritual exercise, stating that no case of death was recorded.

Salau appreciated the Government of Ogun state, Prince Dapo Abiodun for putting necessary machinery in place for a hitch-free operation, while commending the pilgrims for their patience, perseverance and tolerance during and after the exercise.

He implored the pilgrims to continue to pray fervently for the peace and tranquillity of the State, the country, and the world at large, and also pray for other pilgrims to arrive safely, encouraging them to sustain the lessons learned during the pilgrimage, especially the other four pillars of Islam, as demonstrated by Prophet Muhammad.

He noted that the flight to convey the remaining pilgrims had been scheduled without any further delay.

Speaking on behalf of other pilgrims. Alhaji Lukmon Lamina and Alhaja Aminat Jubril thanked God for the journey mercy, while appreciating the officials for their efforts which made the pilgrimage seamless.

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