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The third batch of Oyo State pilgrims have arrived Saudi Arabia.

SA Islamic Affairs, Abdul-Rasheed Abdul-Azeez and Commissioner for Budget, Prof. Musbaudeen

The 238 pilgrims, who left Muritala International Airport in Lagos at 5:20 pm on Saturday evening, landed at the Abdul Azeez International Airport Medina in Saudi Arabia at 10:50 pm on the same day.

The pilgrims on arrival visited Prophet Muhammad’s Mosque in Medina.

Among the 238 pilgrims are Commissioner of Information, Cultures and Tourism, Dr Wasiu Olatunbosun, Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Professor Babatunde Musbaudeen as well as the Commissioner of Education, Barrister Abdul Rahman Abdul Raheem.

Happy faces of some of the pilgrims

Other members of the contingent are the Special Adviser to Governor Seyi Makinde on Islamic Affairs Alhaji Abdul-Rasheed Abdul-Azeez, the Head of Service Alhaja Hamdalat Agboola, the Vice Chairman State Pilgrims Welfare Board (Muslim Wing), Dr Ibrahim Adebolu and the Board’s Secretary, Alhaja Olanipekun.

By oyonews

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