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Oyinlola gives stranded pilgrims lifeline

Posted by By RAZAQ BAMIDELE on 2007/01/22 | Views: 359 |

Oyinlola gives stranded pilgrims lifeline


Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has sent money to the state’s stranded pilgrims in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for their upkeep till their departure period.

Osun State Governor, Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola has sent money to the state’s stranded pilgrims in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia for their upkeep till their departure period.

Disclosing this to Daily Sun on phone at the weekend, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Lasisi Olagunju, however, debunked the insinuation that the pilgrims were stranded, reminding that air lifting of pilgrims was in batches.

“It is not true that they are stranded. You remember pilgrims are airlifted in batches. Those who departed Nigeria in the first week of December are the ones coming home now. The Osun State pilgrims have not spent a whole month in Saudi Arabia because they were part of the last batches that departed the country about a week to the Arafat day. So they are not stranded,” Olagunju explained.

Reacting to the reports that the affected pilgrims were selling their goods and some personal effects to feed, the CPS said “the governor is not unaware of such a development,” saying that is why Governor Olagunsoye Oyinlola sent enough funds to them through the state Amir-ul hajj on Saturday for their upkeep.”

When asked about the arrival period of the affected pilgrims, Olagunju informed that “they are expected back home latest Wednesday, January 24,” saying “all is well with them.”


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Olusola Okhiria Nee Sodunke(Newport, Newport, UK)says...

This is a great piece of history, which is dear to our hearts as people and very much appreciated.

Many thanks to the people who worked hard in the past and those who are still making efforts to keep the institution.

The labour is obviouly worth it. We are proud of you all.

A lot still to be done, with the motivation of the champions of this course, others will follow as well to maintain the institution

May God continue to keep the edifice for development of future generations to the glory of God and the benefits of our fatherland.

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Joel Efiong(Calabar, Nigeria)says...

This is a great piece. The examination bodies should hire you as ICT consultant.

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Sunday Mbe(Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria)says...

ULIMASI means' GOD,THANK YOU' not THANK GOD.

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Sunday Mbe(Kaduna, Kaduna, Nigeria)says...

The name ULIMASI is from the UTUGWANG tribe in OBUDU local government area of CROSS RIVER STATE in Nigeria.

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Okfold(Sobe, Edo, Nigeria)says...

I want the meaning of female owan name Ekeke (Edo state)