Ogun airlifts 1,080 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia for Hajj


No fewer than 1,080 out of the intending 1,195 Muslim Pilgrims from Ogun State have arrived Saudi Arabia to perform this year Holy Pilgrimage.

Speaking on arrival at Medina, a board member of the Ogun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Tahiru Owolabi, said adequate provisions had been made to cater for the pilgrims, including suitable accommodation, good feeding, adequate transport system as well as provision of Ihram clothes for all pilgrims.

He noted that the Governor Ibikunle Amosun does not want any pilgrim from the State to experience any form of hardship and difficulty in the course of performing their Hajj rites. 

He said, “Government has secured accommodation nearer to the Haram mosque in Medina which will avail the pilgrims the opportunity to perform their five daily prayers with little effort at the mosque.”‎   

He assured pilgrims of Government’s effort at ensuring that they get enough food items throughout their two weeks stay in Medina.

Owolabi however disclosed that Government has made provision for sufficient Ihram cloths that would be given to each pilgrim as soon as they settle down in Medina for their use in Makkah.


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