Hajj: First Batch of 560 Kwara Pilgrims Leave Nigeria
The first batch of 560 intending Pilgrims from Kwara were today transported to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia from llorin International Airport.
The pilgrims departed the airport aboard Max Airline aircraft at about 5.40 a.m in the presence of relations and well-wishers.
The departure was also witnessed by Dr Awwal lbrahim, the 2022 KWARA Amirul Hajj and Executive Secretary of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.
Ibrahim in a chat with the media before the departure of the pilgrims, charged them to be good ambassadors of the state and Nigeria while in the holy land.
He appealed to the intending pilgrims to pray for the restoration of peace in the state and the country at large while performing the pilgrimage.
The Amirul-Hajj said the successful takeoff of the inaugural flight was due to the efforts of Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq and prayed Allah to continue to guide him to pilot the affairs of the state to greater heights.
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