By Folake Oye

Each of the 160 intending pilgrims going to perform this year’s hajj from Osun State but are yet to be airlifted has received a sum of N15,000 each.

About 1,432 pilgrims from the state had been airlifted to Saudi Arabia, with the remaining 160 still in Nigeria, awaiting their flight.

 A statement by the Executive Secretary, Osun State Muslim Pilgrim Welfare Board,Mr Muritala Fakunle indicates that the last batch of pilgrims from the state, comprising 325 pilgrims were to be airlifted on Sunday but due to a delay in the flight schedule, only 165 were airlifted, leaving 160 pilgrims awaiting the next schedule.

Mr Fakunle explained that the gesture of the state government was as a result of the rescheduled flight.

He appealed to them to remain calm and patient, as efforts were being made to ensure their early airlift to Saudi Arabia.

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