The Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has announced that the first wave of pilgrims will arrive in Ilorin on Wednesday.
This was revealed in a statement issued in Ilorin on Wednesday by the Board’s Press Secretary, Mrs Jumoke Jimoh, who said the pilgrims first arrived at Lagos’ Murtala Muhammed Airport.
“The 272 first-batch pilgrims were led by Alhaji Imam Bashir, Chief Imam of Ilorin, and Alhaji Ibrahim Fijabi, NAHCON zonal coordinator for Kwara, Ondo, and Ekiti states, among others,” she said.
“Aside from the NAHCON official team, who were among the first batch, a total of 272 pilgrims boarded from Jeddah Airport on Tuesday.”
“They arrived in Lagos around 2 a.m. and took off at 8:30 a.m. for Ilorin International Airport.”