The Chairman, Kwara State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, Dr Abdulkadri Sambaki has said that the first batch of the state’s intending pilgrims, numbering three hundred, will depart Ilorin directly to Madinah for 2023 Hajj in Saudi Arabia.
Speaking when he paid a visit to the state’s Hajj Camp, Sambaki said all the necessary arrangements have been put in place for the pilgrims to have a hitch free journey to Saudi Arabia.
He explained that after the inaugural flight on Friday, three more consecutive flights have been arranged for the pilgrims on May 27, 29 and 30 while others would also be airlifted subsequently.
He added that Kwara State is expected to airlift twelve batches of the pilgrims to Mecca.
Sambaki assured all religious tourists of impartial treatment as the board will follow due process.
Hajj Reporters reports that a total of 3,600 intending pilgrims from Kwara state are expected to perform Hajj this year.