The second batch of Pilgrims to the Holy Land in Saudi Arabia from Oyo State Oyo State has arrived in Lagos.

This was made known in a statement signed by the Oyo State Commissioner for Information, Culture and Tourism, Dr. Wasiu Olatubosun, from Saudi Arabia on Wednesday.

Dr Olatunbosun noted that the flight carrying the 81 pilgrims touched down at the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, MMIA, at exactly 2:04 a.m on Wednesday, July 27, 2022.

Their return came six days after the arrival of the first batch of Oyo State pilgrims from Saudi Arabia.

The 81 pilgrims, according to the statement, left their hotels in Medina for the airport at 10 a.m Nigerian time on Tuesday.

Recall that the second batch of pilgrims from the Pacesetter State left Ibadan on Tuesday 21st of June 2022, for the MMIA in Lagos, from where they were airlifted to the Holy Land.

He added that there are about 250 pilgrims from Oyo State, awaiting airlift to Nigeria in Saudi Arabia.

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