Alhaji Muhammad Abba Dambatta, Executive Secretary Kano State Muslim Pilgrims Board
By Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board KSPWB) has said that henceforth, it will not employ any casual worker in Saudi Arabia without a valid working identification approved by the Saudi Arabian authorities.
This was contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the board, Hadiza Abbas Sanusi and issued to media organizations on Wednesday.
She said, the Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Muhammad Abba Dambatta, dropped the hint during a special meeting with Management, Board Members and Centre Officers of the 44 Local Government Areas of the state.
She said the E.S. pointed out that the move was as a result of some negative experiences encountered during the last hajj and to enhancing the general activities of the board at the Holy land during and before the 2020 Hajj exercise.
Mrs Sanusi added that E. S. also disclosed that the agency has set up various committees with the members from various departments and the centre officers who would work hand in hand for effective service delivery.
The Head of the board, according to her, told the Centre Officers that the Management and Board Members are looking into the possibilities of seeking the approval of the state government to increase their Duty Travelling Allowance (DTA) in view of how situation warranted them to stay longer in the Holy land more than the days expected, adding that the move was to encourage them and to enhance their total welfare.
“Dambatta further highlighted that arrangement has been completed for the laying foundation of five hundred beds capacity hotel and the launching of newly constructed Kano Pilgrims Hospital under the supervision of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria,” the statement reads in parts.
On his part, according to the statement, the Chairman of the Board, Sheiklh Abdallah Saleh Pakistan, charged the Centre officers to fear Allah in the discharge of their duties and to also extend total support and corporation to the Board with a view to have a hitch-free Pilgrims registration exercise.
“He then prayed to Almighty Allah to continue to guide the entire Management staff, Board Members and Centre officers of the Forty Four Local Government Areas of Kano towards discharging their duties effectively,” she said