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262 Muslim Pilgrims Return To Oyo State

262 Muslim Pilgrims Return To Oyo State

262 Muslim Pilgrims Return To Oyo State

262 Muslim Pilgrims Return To Oyo State

No less than 262 pilgrims from the first group of Oyo State Muslims to travel to Saudi Arabia for a holy pilgrimage have returned.

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Wasiu Olatubosun, the commissioner for information, culture, and tourism, revealed this in a statement on Wednesday.

The statement read, “The pilgrims arrived at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, on Wednesday, July 20, 2022.

“Some of the pilgrims thanked Almighty Allah for His mercy throughout the spiritual exercise

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“The first batch of Oyo pilgrims, left their hotels for the airport at 6. pm Saudi time (4. pm Nigerian time) on Tuesday.

262 Muslim Pilgrims Return To Oyo State

“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 was airlifted to holy lands about twenty hours later.

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“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.”


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