Bauchi Governor suspends Muslim pilgrims board Executive Secretary
The suspended Executive Secretary, Alhaji Abubakar Babangida Tafida
By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
The Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala A. Mohammed has approved the suspension of the Executive Secretary of the Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Abubakar Babangida Tafida.
The suspension according to a terse 3-paragraph press release signed by the Special Adviser, Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Gidado has been communicated to the Executive Secretary vide a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government dated the 14th of September, was with immediate effect.
The release further contained that the suspended Executive Secretary was directed to hand over the affairs of the Board to the most senior officer in the Board pending the outcome of an investigation that has been instituted by Government into the affairs of the Board.
The suspension of the former Executive Secretary came to many as a surprise considering the close relationship between the two.