2017 hajj Pilgrims from Lagos State will commence departure to Saudi Arabia on August 4 on board Med-view Airline, Muftau Okoya, the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board, said.
Mr. Okoya, who made the announcement on Saturday in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), said that two Med-view aircraft would airlift of prospective pilgrims.
“We are commencing airlift of our 2017 intending pilgrims on Aug. 4 with two aircraft conveying 680 pilgrims.
“The first one, a Boeing 747 will airlift 460 pilgrims, while a Boeing 767 will airlift 220 pilgrims,” Mr. Okoya said, adding that a total of 1,195 pilgrims would be airlifted from Lagos State.
“The airlift will continue till Aug. 9 until all intending pilgrims from Lagos and Osun states have been airlifted to Saudi Arabia,” he said.