Kaduna Pilgrims Board meets stakeholders to improve Hajj operations

Asma'u Halilu, Kaduna

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The Kaduna State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has met with various Stakeholders to discuss on how to improve future Hajj activities.

During the meeting, the Overseer of the Board, Uztaz Hussaini Tsoho explained that, the aim was to rub minds with the stakeholders drawn from different fields and professions to discuss weaknesses and ways to improve future Hajj activities.

He said since the inception of Governor Nasiru El-Rufai’s administration, the board has accorded achievements in running its affairs especially when compared to previous administrations.

According to Tsoho, the board has never experienced government interference or dominance especially in the areas of nominating officials during hajj. “Before now, previous governments usually nominate politicians as officials instead of professionals who are paid to guide Pilgrims”.

Tremendous Achievements
He stressed that, employing officials that are professionals have made tremendous achievements to the board as Pilgrims are properly guided while on pilgrimage.

The Overseer noted that, from 2015 to date, officials live and sleep amongst Pilgrims and also eat the same kind of food served to them.

Award of Excellence
The Director General, Kaduna State Interfaith Council, Namadi Musa said as a result of the commitments and hard work exhibited by the officials, the board has been given award of excellence for operational services.

Musa said that, Governor El-Rufai has supported the board with all the necessary funds required particularly in sponsoring officials that usually guide Pilgrims.

The meeting was attended by government officials, security personnel, Islamic scholars, environmental officers, food vendors and the media.

 

Confidence Okwuchi