Kano Gov Sacks Pilgrims Board Executive Secretary


Less than 24 hours after mounting the saddle of leadership, Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf, in the early hours of Tuesday, sacked the Executive Secretary of the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muhammad Abba Danbatta.

The governor’s spokesman, Sanusi Bature, who made the confirmation Tuesday morning via a press statement, also disclosed that Governor Yusuf approved the appointment of Alhaji Laminu Rabiu as the new Executive Secretary of the State Pilgrims board.

Also, the hammer fell on the Chairman of the Pilgrims board, Sheikh Abdullahi Saleh Pakistan, who was replaced by Alhaji Yusuf Lawan.

Another prominent member of the board affected by the sack is the daughter of the late Islamic Cleric, Sheikh Jafar Mahmud Adam, Malama Nana Aisha.

The new members of the board are Sheikh Abbas Abubakar Daneji, Sheikh Shehi Shehi Maihula, Munir Lawan, Sheikh Isma’il Mangu, Hajia Aishatu Munir Matawalle, and Dr Sani Ashir.

According to the statement, the appointees are expected to take over the affairs of the board, with immediate effect, so as to ensure successful 2023 Hajj operations.


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