No fewer than 380 Lagos State pilgrims who participated in the just-concluded 2023 Hajj in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia flew out on Monday for home.
The pilgrims who departed King AbdulAzeez International Airport, Jeddah, aboard a Flynas airline at 11.30 am Saudi time, are expected to land safely at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos, at about 3:30 pm Nigerian time.
The flight which was described as a ‘Special flight’ by the Amir-ul-Hajj, Prince Anofiu Elegushi, has on board the elderly ones, those with medical challenges, and others.
There are 185 male and 195 female pilgrims, led by Abdul Waheed Shonibare, a member of the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, representing the Ikeja division.
While wishing them journey mercy, Prince Elegushi urged them to guide their new status jealousy, saying that as new Alhajis and Alhajas, they are like newborn babies without any sins.