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HAJJ 2024: First batch of Oyo intending pilgrims to depart For Saudi Arabia May 18th — Atere

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The Oyo State Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muslim Wing, has announced May 18th as the date on which the first batch of intending Pilgrims from Oyo state will depart for Saudi Arabia for this year’s Hajj activities.
The Board Chairman, Hashim Atere, announced this while addressing the intending Pilgrims who converged on the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS) Central Mosque, Ibadan for vaccination and collection of Hajj uniform.
 Atere hinted that all the intending Pilgrims from the state have been granted visas, adding that the second batch will be airlifted on May 19th, 2024.
He noted that Governor Seyi Makinde has been supportive towards the success of all the programmes and activities of the board.
The board chairman described the governor as a leader who does not discriminate against any religion and urged the intending Pilgrims to pray to Allah to continue to guide the governor and lead him to the right path.
 He also admonished the intending Pilgrims to abide by the rules and regulations of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and that of the Hajj activities.
The usual farewell for the intending Pilgrims from the state, he stated will be held next week, saying the board will inform concerned individuals of the date and other necessary information in due course.
“We announced to our intending Pilgrims that all visas have been granted , Oyo state has been given dates to depart for Saudi Arabia, 18th and 19th May”.
“We have two batches, by Sunday, May 19th, all the intending Pilgrims from Oyo state might have landed in Saudi Arabia. The yearly farewell done by the Executive Governor of the state will be held next week, we shall communicate the date once the governor has agreed to a date ”he added.