Yobe State Pilgrims Commission said it transported 15, 808 pilgrims to Saudi Arabia between 2013 and 2022.
The commission’s outgoing chairman, Alhaji Bukar Kime, said this in Damaturu while handling over to the new chairman, Alhaji Mai-Usman Biriri.
It will be recalled that Gov. Mai Mala Buni had, on Sept. 23,2022, appointed Biriri as the new chairman of the commission.
Kime who noted that under his stewardship, the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) awarded Yobe the 2022 best performing state in terms of qualitative services to pilgrims further commended the staff of the commission for their commitments to duty, which he said paved way for the award.
Kime thanked Buni for giving him the opportunity to serve the commission diligently.
In his remarks, Biriri wished Kime success in his future endeavours and promised to continue the good work he started.
He solicited the maximum co-operation of the staff, adding that he would operate an open- door policy.
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