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Governor Idris appoints former Governor Dakingari Kebbi Amirul Hajj

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Governor Nasir Idris of Kebbi State

By El-Yakub Dabai, Birnin Kebbi

The Kebbi State Governor, Nasir Idris, has approved the appointment of former Governor Saidu Usman Nasamu Dakingari as 2024 Amirul Hajj and leader of the state delegation for the Hajj exercise in Saudi Arabia.

This is contained in a statement signed by the Executive Chairman of Kebbi State Pilgrims Welfare Agency, Faruku Aliyu Enabo which was made available to newsmen in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday.

The Executive Chairman said that the Permanent Secretary in the State Cabinet Office, Malami Shekare Muhammad would serve as Secretary of the delegation.

Justice Umar Abubakar would serve as Deputy Amirul Hajj for the exercise while other members included; Abubakar Kana Zuru, Alhaji Usman Baraya, Muhammad Bello Yakubu, Abubakar Aminu Gulumbe, and Abubakar Sulaiman Fana.

Enabo revealed other members as follows; Garba Abubakar Talba, Mohammad Musa Tungulawa, Justice Suleiman Ambursa (rtd), Muhammad Fanna Zaruma, Aishatu Abubakar Gunabi and Rufa’i Aliyu Yauri.

The Executive Chairman said that the terms of reference for the delegation included, supervising the entire Hajj activities and to come-up with suggestions on how best to improve future operations.

“To ensure compliance with all agreement reached between the state Pilgrims Welfare Board (PWB), National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), and the airline operators as well as the Saudi Authorities.

“To advise the Pilgrims Welfare Agency on all issues that will ensure smooth conduct of the operation,” he said.

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