Sixty-three pilgrims from Oyo State arrived in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on Tuesday morning via a Boeing 747 jumbo jet.
They are the last batch who arrived at about 8. 00 a.m and spent close to two hours before clearing their hand luggage at the airport, according to Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun.
He said they joined other Nigerian pilgrims to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, for this year’s Hajj. This took the total of pilgrims so far airlifted by Oyo State to 655 in four flights.
Olatunbosun added that government functionaries on the flight included the Executive Secretary, Oyo state Primary Health Board, Dr Muhideen Olatunji; as well as Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim wing) members. Alhaji Abdulmajeed Akinwumi and Alhaji Abdrahman Abubakri.