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Hajj: Last Batch Of 328 Kwara State Pilgrims Returns Home

Hajj: Last Batch Of 328 Kwara State Pilgrims Returns Home

Hajj: Last Batch Of 328 Kwara State Pilgrims Returns Home

Hajj: Last Batch Of 328 Kwara State Pilgrims Returns Home

The final group of Kwara pilgrims who traveled to Saudi Arabia this year to complete the hajj arrived back in Ilorin, the state capital, early on Wednesday.

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At 1.17 am, 328 pilgrims traveling on Max Air touched down at the Ilorin International Airport.

Along with all of the Kwara State Pilgrims Welfare Board officials, including the chairman, Dr. AbdulKadir Sambaki, the pilgrims arrived.

All of the joyful pilgrims were welcomed by their family members who had stayed up all night at the airport to greet the travelers returning from the holy land.

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Two pilgrims who spoke with reporters at the Airport, Alhaja Sherifat AbdulKareem of The Herald Newspapers and Alhaja Ramata Olesin of the Ministry of Education, Ilorin, thanked God for granting them a successful pilgrimage.

Hajj: Last Batch Of 328 Kwara State Pilgrims Returns Home

They also thanked the state government and the pilgrims’ board officials for ensuring their welfare while in the holy land.

Sambaki also thanked God for making the hajj operation hitch-free.

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He praised the state governor, AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq, for his support for the board, which he said significantly helped ensure a smooth hajj operation from Nigeria and Saudi Arabia.

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The chairman, who expressed delight that nothing untoward happened to any pilgrim from the state while in Saudi Arabia, commended the pilgrims for being good ambassadors of the state and Nigeria in the holy land.

With the arrival of the last batch, all the 1,421 Pilgrims who performed this year’s Holy pilgrimage from the state have arrived safely to the state.


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