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2019 Hajj: Last batch of 369 Kwara pilgrims arrive Ilorin

 

By Matthew Denis

No fewer than 369 Muslim Pilgrims from Kwara State arrived Ilorin International Airport in the early hours of Sunday.
2,026 pilgrims from the state, including officials, travelled in four batches for the 2019 Hajj pilgrimage with Kwara State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board.
The pilgrims from the state returned who were aboard Max Airline which conveyed them from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia landed at llorin International Airport at exactly 4.15am yesterday.
Among the last batch of pilgrims were the state 2019 Amirul Hajj, Alhaji Lasisi Kolawole-Jimoh, the Executive Secretary of the Board, Alhaji Mohammed Tunde Jimoh and other officials.
The Pilgrims were met on arrival by their relations, friends and well wishers who had been waiting for their arrival at the airport since Saturday night.
It would be recalled that the first batch of 560 Kwara Pilgrims were air-lifted to Saudi Arabia through the airport on the July 14, 2019 by same airline.
Arrival of pilgrims from both Ekiti and Ondo states which falls under the Ilorin zone of National Hajj Commission are being awaited.

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