Hajj: 426 pilgrims return to Lagos


No fewer than 426 pilgrims from Lagos who travelled for the 2019 hajj will return to the country on Tuesday (today).



The pilgrims, who boarded the third flight, would land at the Muritala Muhammed International Airport.



The Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Mr Rahman Ishola, spoke at the Lagos House at Mekkah while highlighting arrangements to return the pilgrims home.



“The aircraft, which took off a few minutes to 12, will land in Lagos at about 6pm,” he said in a statement on Monday.



Ishola admonished the pilgrims to comply with the regulations guiding luggage collection at the Hajj Camp, Muritala Muhammed International Airport, in order to guarantee the safety of their luggage.



He noted that by Tuesday, Lagos would have airlifted 1,286 pilgrims from Makkah to Nigeria for this year holy pilgrimage.



“As I speak, the bags of another 426 pilgrims on the fourth flight have been weighed, tagged and loaded to the airport, while the pilgrims are scheduled to move from the Lagos House to King Abdul Azeez International Airport by 4pm today and to be airlifted in the early hours of tomorrow,” Ishola added.
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