The Kwara Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board says the first batch of intending pilgrims from the state will be airlifted to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on May 26.
The board’s Executive Secretary, Alhaji Abdulsalam Abdulkadri, announced this while speaking during the enlightenment programme for intending pilgrims held at Gerewu in Adewole Area, Ilorin.
He further stated that the distribution of bags and uniforms would begin on May 24, adding that the pilgrims would be vaccinated on May 23.
Abdulkadri advised the intending pilgrims to be law-abiding and have a good intention of going there to serve God. He warned them against engaging in acts capable of tarnishing Nigeria’s image.