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Lagos completes airlift of pilgrims to Nigeria


TheLagos State Pilgrims Board have completed the airlift of pilgrims from the kingdom of Saudi Arabi to Nigeria after the hajj exercise.

Lagos state has been described as the best and most committed of all the states in Nigeria to hajj operations.

This recommendation was made by a member of the State Ad-hoc committee on 2019 hajj operation, Imam AbdulHakeem Lawal, on arrival of the fifth flight from Saudi Arabia yesterday

Lawal who was corroborated by some pilgrims, stated that the seamless nature of handling the hajj operations to and from Makkah and ensuring convenience for pilgrims was unprecedented and unmatched by any other state in the federation.

This feat according to Imam Lawal who is also the National Missioner of IKWAN Muslim society, was the reason why Lagos State has continued to receive award of excellence from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) on yearly basis.

It will be recalled that 2,269 pilgrims embarked on the Holy pilgrimage with Lagos.The return journey started last Saturday with 432 pilgrims. The arrival of the fifth flight has therefore brought the total number of Lagos State pilgrims that have arrived in Lagos so far to 2,150.

The last flight which is expected in Lagos today will convey the remaining over 100 Lagos pilgrims which will include the State Amirul-Hajj, Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef, Chairman of the Ad-hoc committee, Alh. Ahmed Jebe, other members of the committee, the Board Secretary, Mr. Rahman Ishola and other officials of the board.


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