Lagos pilgrims in the 2019 hajj operation returned to Makkah on Tuesday in continuation of the prescribed hajj rites.
This is as it was announced that airlift of pilgrims back to Nigeria will commence on August 17.
According to Mr. Jamiu Dosunmu of the Lagos State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, LSMPWB, the pilgrims returned to Makkah after throwing the third day pebbles at Jamarat in Muna Tuesday morning to further perform Tawaf Ifadah at the Ground Mosque, Kabba which is the climax of hajj rites.
Meanwhile, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, NAHCON, has praised the Lagos pilgrims for their compliance to the crowd management regulations that contributed to the smooth conduct of stoning ritual at Jamarat.
Welcoming the pilgrims back to Lagos House in Makkah, State Amir Hajj, Dr Abdul Hakeem Abdul Lateef, educated the pilgrims on the next activity while announcing date of airlift back to Lagos.
According to him, the airlifting of pilgrims would commence on Saturday to arrive Muritala Mohammed International Airport, Lagos, next day.
Dr. Abdul Lateef encouraged the pilgrims to perform Tawaful Wadai which means farewell to Kaaba before leaving for Nigeria.