La­gos air­lifts 1,353 pil­grims in 4 flights

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul­la­teef Aliyu, La­gos

The La­gos State Mus­lim Pil­grims Wel­fare Board has air­lifted 1,353 pil­grims in four flights from Nigeria to Saudi Ara­bia for the 2017 hajj.

Com­mis­sioner for Home Af­fairs and State Amiru-l-Hajj, Dr. Ab­dulHa­keem Ab­dul-La­teef dis­closed this to news­men yes­ter­day while giv­ing up­date on the op­er­a­tions be­ing car­ried out by MedView Air­lines PLC.

The state has about 2,300 pil­grims per­form­ing the ex­er­cise this year.

Ab­dul­la­teef stated that the pil­grims had been suc­cess­fully ac­com­mo­dated in their re­spec­tive ho­tels in Me­d­ina while ac­tiv­i­ties of the pil­grim­age had com­menced in earnest.

He ad­vised the pil­grims not to hold items for other pil­grims, say­ing, “Drugs could be hid­den in onions, dry red chilies, drink cans and other un­sus­pect­ing items.”

La­gos Pil­grims are cur­rently re­ceiv­ing lec­tures and sen­si­ti­za­tion at des­ig­nated ho­tels on the im­por­tance of Zi­hara in the course of per­form­ing hajj.

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