Last batch of Oyo pilgrims to arrive Sept 30

The Chairman, Oyo State Muslim Welfare Board, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold, has said that the last batch of pilgrims from the state will arrive from Saudi Arabia on September 30.

Akewugbagold said this on Tuesday in a phone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan.

The chairman said that the first batch of 176 pilgrims from the state arrived on Tuesday around 6:00 a.m.

According to him, the second batch of pilgrims from the state, numbering 450, will arrive on Wednesday.

NAN reported that a total of 1,358 pilgrims from the state participated in this year’s hajj operation.

Akewugbagold said that the board recorded success in the 2016 hajj compared to last year, adding that no casualty was recorded.

He said that the state government had been very supportive, adding that this contributed to the success recorded.