No fewer than 429 pilgrims from Ogun State landed at Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul-Azeez International Airport, Medina in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at exactly 10:36am Saudi time which is 8:36am Nigeria time Tuesday.
The pilgrims were conveyed by Flynas A330 Airline from the Muritala International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos at 10:45pm on Monday.
This was disclosed in a statement issued by the Press Officer of the Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board, Gafar Alabi.
Reacting through a telephone interview, the Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Salau Dauda, expressed happiness about their arrival.
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He said the second batch was already being airlifted as of press time.
He emphasised that the last batch would be airlifted on Thursday at 10:45pm, recalling that 1,234 and three officials would participate in the Hajj exercise.