One thousand pilgrims from Oyo state are expected to participate in this year’s Hajj in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Chairman, Oyo State Pilgrim Welfare Board, Muslim Wing, Alhaji Taofeek Akewugbagold stated this at the farewell ceremony for the Oyo state contingents held at the Hajj camp, Olodo, Ibadan.
Alhaji Akewugbagold explained that Nine hundred and fifty-five slots were given to Oyo state, but the state have registered One thousand pilgrims who are all expected to participate in this year’s Hajj.
Alhaji Akewugbagold noted that the State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi has been working tirelessly to ensure that this year’s contingents take off from the Alakia Airport in Ibadan.
Alhaji Akewugbagold said the first batch of pilgrims were likely to depart the state on the 4th of August, 2018.
In a short exhortation, an Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Muyideen Bello admonished the intending pilgrims to be prepared to work towards a successful outing at the hajj.
Addressing the intending pilgrims, Governor Ajimobi urged them to be well cultured throughout their stay in the holy land.