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Last batch of Ogun pilgrims leave for Saudi

17 October 2012, 14:12

Ogun - Mr Abidoye Amosun, a member of  Ogun Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board,  on Wednesday said the last batch of 88 prospective pilgrims and officials had been transported to Saudi Arabia.

Amosun told newsmen in Abeokuta that all the 18 pilgrims that were earlier repatriated eventually made the journey following the intervention of the state government.

“The state government took all necessary steps in ensuring that no intending pilgrim was left behind.

“Reports reaching the board from Saudi Arabia indicate that all the pilgrims that were transported earlier are in good condition of health,” he said.

He urged the pilgrims to abide by the rules and regulations guiding the exercise.

Amosun also commended the state government for the welfare package provided for the pilgrims and the logistic support given to the board.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the total number of Ogun pilgrims in Saudi Arabia is now 1,550.


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