THE Lagos State government, on Wednesday, completed the 2022 hajj operation with the arrival of the last batch of pilgrims from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The state pilgrims had begun their journey back home after the completion of the hajj rites with the first batch of 430 pilgrims on Sunday, July 17, 2022. The fifth batch with 10 pilgrims returned on Sunday, July 31, 2022 while the sixth and final batch of 36 pilgrims arrived on Wednesday, August 3. They also appreciated the Amir-ul-Hajj and Commissioner for Home Affairs, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, the chairman and other officials of the welfare board for ensuring that they were comfortable in the holy land. They commended the state government for its stride and expressed the hope that the state would sustain its status in hajj operation.
Source: Nigerian Tribune August 05, 2022 09:30 UTC