Categories: News

First batch of Lagos Pilgrims home bound after successful hajj

The first batch of 312 Lagos pilgrims who participated in the just concluded will depart Saudi Arabia for Nigeria on Tuesday, aboard Medview Airline.
Their departure was announced in a statement signed by Mr Jamiu Dosunmu, Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board on Tuesday.

The statement said the Commissioner for Home Affairs and Lagos State Amir ul Hajj, Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef expressed joy over the success of the hajj and safety of the pilgrims throughout the operation.
“I am particularly grateful to Allah for giving the officials and the pilgrims the grace to cooperate with one another for the success of this year’s Hajj operation,’’ he said.

The commissioner commended the Lagos pilgrims for their good conducts during the hajj exercise.
He noted that this was the first time Lagos pilgrims would leave expeditiously, having spent less than 30 days in Saudi Arabia for Hajj.

“It is a great relief that the pilgrims are homebound so early after the hajj rites.

“Lagos pilgrims on the first flight have spent 28 days for this holy pilgrimage, which is fast enough. We are happy and hope it will continue,’’ he said.
He said the other flight schedules would be announced as soon as the board management was informed.

First batch of Lagos Pilgrims home bound after successful hajj was last modified: August 28th, 2018 by Francis Belux
Francis Belux

Share
Published by
Francis Belux
Tags: hajjlagos

Recent Posts

2019: Atiku promises to take Nigeria to higher level if elected president

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, on Saturday in Lafia, promised to take Nigeria to a higher level if elected president…

10 hours ago

Osun election: INEC’s secret balloting curbed open vote buying – CSOs

Two Civil Society Organisations monitoring the Osun governorship election on Saturday said the Independent National Electoral Commission(INEC’s) secret balloting had…

10 hours ago

How we foiled proscribed IPOB’s sit-at-home order – CP

Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Danmallam, on Saturday revealed that inter-agencies synergy and engagement of stakeholders made …

10 hours ago

Freight forwarders bemoan low cargo clearing in Apapa port

Some concerned freight forwarders on Saturday bemoaned low number of containers cleared by the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) in Apapa…

10 hours ago

Osun poll: Aregbesola, Omisore disagree on conduct of exercise

Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has commended the large turn out of voters for Saturday’s governorship election in the state.…

10 hours ago

NAPTIP calls for implementation of Child Rights Act in states

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) has called on state governments to implement the Child…

10 hours ago