Our attention has been drawn to reports about the delay in the departure of Ondo State Pilgrims to the Holy Land, Saudi Arabia.

Though the delay was said to have affected most states in the Southwest, Government considers this delay an avoidable development caused by the National Hajj Commission.

It is however, necessary to appeal to all our intending Pilgrims to bear with the Ondo State Pilgrims Welfare Board as it is on top of the situation. The assurances by the Board that all affected Pilgrims will depart this evening is heartwarming.

Donald Ojogo,
Hon. Commissioner,
Information and Orientation