The final group of pilgrims from Kwara State who participated in the just finished 2022 Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia have safely arrived in Ilorin.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), at around 1:18 a.m. on Wednesday, a Max Airline flight with the flight number 5N-ADM landed at the Ilorin International Airport, Ilorin, carrying 328 pilgrims and officials.
Speaking with newsmen on arrival, the State Chairman, Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Dr. Abdulkadir Sambaki, expressed gratitude to Allah for preserving the lives of every pilgrim from the state and granting them the wherewithal to actively perform all the essential rites of the spiritual exercise.
Sambaki commended Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRasaq for providing necessary logistics that made the trip comfortable for the pilgrims.
Also, one of the board members, Alhaji Mahmud AbdulRasheed-Bube, appreciated Gov. AbdulRasaq for the steadfastness and support rendered to the pilgrims while in Saudi Arabia.
In her remarks, Alhaja Nimot Abdul-Hameed thanked Allah, the state government and its officials for providing them the enabling environment throughout their stay in Saudi Arabia.
NAN reports that the arrival of the third batch which is the last, completed the number of the state’s pilgrims for the 2022 Hajj to 1,406 pilgrims.
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