Hajj 2018: 2nd batch of Lagos pilgrims arrive Thursday
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The second batch of 310 Lagos pilgrims will be transported back to Nigeria from Saudi Arabia aboard Med-view Airline on Thursday.
Mr Abdulrahaman Ishola, Executive Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, made this known on Thursday in Lagos.
“The second batch of 310 pilgrims are ready to be transported back home today.
“ We will continue to thank Allah for a successful exercise, and we pray that He accepts all our acts of worship.
“I advise the pilgrims to obey all regulations regarding their luggage and should not carry excess luggage,” he said in a statement by Mr Jamiu Dosunmu, the board Public Relations Officer.
Ishola also advised the pilgrims not to engage in excessive buying of goods, saying that any extra good in excess of the approved kilograms would be confiscated.
He urged pilgrims to take cognizance of the 32 kg and 8 kg for big and small bags given by the Air carrier and the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria ( NAHCON ).
Ishola thanked the state government for showing interests in hajj operation and for providing necessary logistics to make the operations smooth and successful.
He reiterated the commitment of the board to ensure safe and timely arrival of Lagos pilgrims.
Ishola assured them that arrangement had already been put in place for subsequent flights after a four day break.
Only 2,000 pilgrims from Lagos state participated in the 2018 Hajj.
312 of the pilgrims were earlier transported home on Tuesday.