The Adamawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Commission has awarded compensation to legitimate occupants of plots and owners of property on the land at which the Adamawa Hajj transition camp was built.
The event took place at the corporate headquarters of the Commission Friday after a thorough examination of claimants documents and prove of ownership by a committee constituted for that purpose by the Commission.
The membership of the committee composed of representatives of the Adamawa State MDAs, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, Anti graft and relevant security agencies as well as Traditional institution.
After three days of screening exercise, cases of 22 claimants were considered legitimate and cleared as well as presented with check/bank draft.
In a remark, the Permanent Secretary and Executive Secretary of the Commission, Malam Abubakar Salihu commended Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri for his intervention and magnanimity in settling the issue which has been lingering for over a decade.
The Executive Secretary who appreciated the beneficiaries for their patience and understanding, urged them to support the present administration of Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Commission, Imam Umar Bappari Kem appealed to the beneficiaries to utilize what they got judiciously.
In a vote of thanks, a representative of the beneficiaries expressed gratitude to the Adamawa State Government for the gesture.
It could be recalled that when Malam Abubakar Salihu came on board, he put in tremendous efforts toward resolving the protracted issue of encroachment on the Hajj Camp land adjacent Yola international Airport, as a result #NAHCON Management stepped up construction of the three star hotel like accommodation on the land which is to serve as #Hajj transition camp.
It is to the credit of the Executive Secretary that the project is now completed and substantial land has also been reclaimed from land grabbers who illegally sold out most of the land.
Also, a perimeter fence/wall has been erected round the facility to guard against encroachment, furthermore access road is being constructed as well as landscaping the hotel.
Department of Public Communications and Pilgrims Enlightenment,
October 14, 2022.
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