Oyo State Awaits the Arrival of the Last Batch of Pilgrims on September 30
The Chairman of Oyo State Muslim Welfare Board, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold, has said that the last batch of pilgrims from the state will arrive from Saudi Arabia on September 30.
Akewugbagold said this on Tuesday in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) here in Ibadan.
The chairman said that the first batch of 176 pilgrims from the state arrived on Tuesday around 6:00 a.m.
According to him, the second batch of pilgrims from the state, numbering 450, will arrive on September 30.
NAN reported that a total of 1,358 pilgrims from the state participated in this year’s hajj. Akewugbagold said, the board recorded success in the 2016 hajj compared to last year, it was also adding that no casualty was recorded.
He said that the state government had been very supportive, adding that this is also a great success recorded.
May our Muslim brothers and sisters arrive safely Insha Allah.
(Edited by Olamide Michael)