The Katsina State Governor, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari has approved the dissolution of the State Pilgrims’ Welfare Board with immediate effect and has directed the Executive Director, Alhaji Abu Rimi to handover the affairs of the Board to the most senior Director who will oversee the affairs of the Board pending the appointment of a new ES.
This is contained in a statement signed by Ibrahim Musa Kalla, Special Adviser to His Excellency, the Deputy Governor of Katsina State, Alhaji Mannir Yakubu and made available to newsmen including Katsina Post.
According to the Press release, His Excellency, The Governor also appreciated the contribution of the Executive director, the Chairman and other members of the Board in the running of its affairs and wishes them success in their future endeavors.
No any reason was cited as to why the Governor took the decision but checks by Katsina Post found that it will not be unconnected to the poor outings showed by the board in recent years regarding their handling pilgrims affairs.