1,353 pilgrims from Lagos State have arrived Saudi Arabia for Hajj, says the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board.
The Amirul Hajj and Commissioner for Home Affairs Dr. AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef in his statement through the Board’s spokesman Jamiu Donsunmu said the pilgrims were airlifted in four flights.
He gave assurance that all have been put in place to ensure that the pilgrims are comfortable. He also described the conduct of the pilgrims as “Impressive” saying that the conduct of Nigerian Pilgrims during visits to the Prophet’s Mosque in Medina and other important sites has been a source of admiration for pilgrims all over the continent.
A total of 90,000 Nigerian pilgrims are expected to participate in the 2017 Hajj, with 2,400 pilgrims from Lagos State.