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Hajj 2024: Lagos prigrims begin return trips to Nigeria - THE SUN

JUNE 22, 2024

By Lukman Olabiyi

The Lagos State Pilgrims Welfare Board has finalized arrangements for the return of the 1,869 pilgrims who participated in this year’s holy pilgrimage through the State.

This was announced by the Amir-ul-Hajj and Commissioner for Home Affairs, Olanrewaju Ibrahim Layode, during an engagement with the pilgrims in Makkah.

Layode revealed that 188 pilgrims, including the elderly, those with health issues, and the ‘Lagos international Pilgrims’ from the USA and Europe, will depart on Sunday, June 23, on the same flight with the Kebbi State pilgrims.

He emphasized that the subsequent flights for the return of the remaining pilgrims would commence on Monday, June 24, with the second batch, following a ‘first-in, first-out’ system. Layode clarified that there would be no preferential treatment for any pilgrims unless absolutely necessary.

The current arrangement will continue until all pilgrims have been successfully airlifted back home.


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