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Hajj 2022: Another batch of 426 Lagos State State pilgrims arrive Nigeria

 

 

PRESS RELEASE

The second batch of another 426 Lagos State pilgrims have returned to Nigeria after completing the holy pilgrimage exercise in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

 

The males and females pilgrims were on board a Flynas Airbus flight XY7012 which landed at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport (MMIA), Lagos at exactly 12.30pm today Tuesday July 19, 2022.

 

The return of Lagos pilgrims began on Sunday July 17 with 430 pilgrims. With the safe arrival of the second batch of 426 pilgrims today, the total number of Lagos State pilgrims that had returned home so far is 856.

 

An official of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board who led others to welcome the pilgrims at the airport, gave assurances that the State Government would ensure that the remaining pilgrims in the holy land are returned home safely to their family and friends without further delay.

 

She also admonished the newest Alhaji s and Alhajas to let the teachings of Hajj reflect in their personal conducts and relationship with others, going forward.

 

Taofeek Lawal
Asst. Director
(Public Affairs)

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