2023 Hajj: Kwara’s first wave of pilgrims returns home

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.

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“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.”

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