By: Ade Kunle, Lagos

THE Lagos State Amirul Hajj, Dr. Abdulhakeem Abdullateef, has said that all pilgrims from the state are safe and in good condition.

He said this while giving the situation report of Lagos State pilgrims in hajj, the iWitness NG exclusively reports.

He spoke on the telephone at about 11.30pm (around 01.30am in Medinah) on Monday.

According to him, some of the pilgrims are unreachable because they haven’t completed the process of registering their new sim.

He admonished relatives of pilgrims from Lagos State not to panic, stating that all necessary Ibadah in Medinah were being embarked upon.

Abdullateef, who is also the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, said, “I am pleased to inform you that all those that went with us all are all safe. They are all fine. Some people have called that they can’t reach their relatives, it is not because anything is wrong. Some of the pilgrims are only experiencing delay in registering their sim cards before usage.

“Please exercise patience. They will begin to call you themselves soon. Lagos State Government plan is solid and we are all fine. Our pilgrims should be in Makkah in five to six days time.”

Recall that the last batch of pilgrims to this year’s Hajj have arrived Saudi Arabia through Prince Muhammed Bin Abdul-Aziz International Airport, Medina on board Medi-view airline on Sunday.

The pilgrims led by Abdullateef were checked in at about 5am in Saudi.

Lagos State government successfully airlifted about two thousand one hundred and ninety two pilgrims to this year’s hajj.

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