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Hajj 2023: Last batch of Kwara pilgrims returns



All the 3,550 Muslim pilgrims from Kwara, who performed the 2023 Hajj in Saudi Arabia, have returned.

Our correspondent reports that the last batch of the pilgrims arrived at the Ilorin International Airport at 9 a.m. on Saturday.

An Air Peace’s aircraft that transported the 272 pilgrims departed Jeddah International Airport in Saudi Arabia at 2.30 a.m. on Saturday.

Our correspondent reports that the pilgrims were received by their relations and well wishers at the airport.

The Executive Secretary of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji AbdulSalam AbdulKadir, confirmed that: “A total of 272 Kwara pilgrims were on board the Air Peace aircraft from Jeddah Airport.

“With this last return flight, the 3,550 pilgrims that performed this year’s Hajj through the Kwara State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board have all arrived in Ilorin.”

Afusat Agunbiade-oladipo

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