First batch of Two hundred and sixty two, 262 Oyo State hajj pilgrims from Saudi Arabia have landed in Lagos.
In a statement by the commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, the pilgrims arrived the Murtala Muhammed International Airport (MMIA), Ikeja, Lagos, this morning, Wednesday.
The statement reads in part:
“The first batch of Oyo pilgrims, left their hotels for the airport at 6.pm Saudi time (4.pm Nigerian time) on Tuesday.”
“The aircraft conveying the pilgrims back to Nigeria took off at 2 am Nigerian time”
“Recall that the first batch of the pilgrims from the state left Ibadan on Saturday 21st of May 2022 and were airlifted to holy lands about twenty hours later”.
“On the flight were some government functionaries including, the Head of service, Alhaja Ololade Agboola, the Executive Secretary Primary Healthcare Board, Dr Muhideen Olatunji, among others.
“The remaining batches of Oyo State Pilgrims are expected to return to the country later.”