Osun Intending Pilgrims Depart Osogbo For Lagos
The first batch of intending pilgrims from the State of Osun for the year 2017 Hajj exercise will depart Osogbo on Wednesday, 9th of August, while the second batch will depart on Thursday, 10th of August, 2017 for Lagos.
The Secretary, State of Osun Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, Alhaji Sikiru Adetona disclosed this at a farewell programme organized for the intending pilgrims on Saturday, 5th August, 2017 at Bola-Ige House.
He added that, the first batch from the State of Osun are expected to converge on the Board’s Office, State Secretariat Complex on Wednesday 9th August, 2017 at 7.00am with their luggage for movement to the Hajj Camp, Lagos in anticipation of their departure to Saudi Arabia.
Alhaji Adetona further stated that, adequate transport provision fortified with Police Escorts has been provided for the departure to the Hajj Camp.
He then maintained that, adequate welfare packages have been programmed for all the intending pilgrims and that, the Board remains resolute to surpass the enviable position it has continued to retain amongst other States in the annual Islamic exercise.
A total of 969 pilgrims are expected to leave for Saudi Arabia this year from the State of Osun.