The Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has cautioned the 20 Local Government Hajj Affairs Officers to exercise a high level of transparency and fairness in the disbursement of 2022 Hajj slots in their domains.
The Executive Secretary of the Board Imam Abdurrahman Ibrahim Idris disclosed this during an interactive session with LG Hajj Affairs Officers and other officials held at the Board’s headquarters in Bauchi on Saturday.
According to Imam Abdulrahman Idris, “services to pilgrims are a trust and we must justify the confidence reposed in us”.
The call by the Executive Secretary is coming shortly after Independent Hajj Reporters had also called on all officials across the country to ensure fairness in the distribution of seats to intending pilgrims.
The Bauchi E.S. in a statement Saturday by the Information Officer of the board, Mohammed Sani Yunusa stressed that the call becomes necessary as part of the preparedness of the board to achieve a successful Hajj exercise free from any problem.
Imam Abdurrahman expressed optimism that Hajj 2022 will be another success story. He, therefore, called on all hands to be on deck even as he urged all Hajj officials to maintain the spirit of teamwork and consultations.
He used the forum to re-emphasized that those performing the 2022 Hajj must be under 65 years of age and advised all prospective depositors to ensure timely payment of their complete deposit of N2.5M, while awaiting the final fare from the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
He further commended the determination of His Excellency, Governor Bala Abdulkadir administration for its continued support to the Board and for ensuring the wellbeing of Bauchi State contingent to Saudi Arabia during the pilgrimage.
Participants at the session include the Adviser to the Governor on Hajj Affairs, Hon Adamu ibn Madaki, all management staff, LG Desk Officers and all Hajj Affairs Officers from the 20 Local Government Areas of Bauchi State.
The cost of Hajj is expected to exceed Rs. 1 million this year, which will m…