Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri has on Wednesday sworn into office Imam Bappare Umar Kem as the new state Chairman Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Commission, Yola.
This followed the resignation of Sheikh Abubakar Ibrahim Daware as the State Chairman of the Commission.
The event which took place at Conference Hall Government House Yola, had in attendance Deputy Governor Crowther Seth and the Permanent Secretary and Executive Secretary of the Commission, Malam Salihu Abubakar among other top government officials and personalities.
In his remarks, Governor Umaru Fintiri congratulated Umar Kem for his well deserved appointment and charged him to uphold the oath he has taken for the development of the state.
The Governor advised the new Chairman to bring his vast wealth of experience to bear towards changing the narratives in hajj exercises.
In a vote of thanks, the new Chairman, Imam Bappare Umar Kem expressed gratitude to Governor Fintiri for giving him the appointment.
He revealed that as an experienced member of the Commission for almost two years and being part and parcel of initiating policies for the good of the Commission, he will no doubt redouble his efforts in carrying out the duty.
He appealed to the Governor to intervene in some issues at the Commission, which include landscaping of the Hajj camp among others.
The oath of office and allegiance were administered on the new chairman by Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice, Barrister Afraimu Jingi.
Department of Public Communications and Pilgrims Enlightenment,
December 22, 2021.
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