Governor Abubakar Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi state has approved the appointment of the former governor of the state, Alhaji Sa’idu Nasamu Dakingari as Amirul Hajj Amirul Hajj and leader of Kebbi State delegation to Saudi Arabia for 2019 Muslim pilgrimage.
This was contained in a statement issued by Abubakar Mu’azu Dakingari the Chief Press Secretary (CSP) to Governor Bagudu. Alhaji Safiyanu Bena the Permanent Secretary (PS) office of the Secretary to the State Government (SSG) was also announced as secretary of the Amirul Hajj team.
According to another statement by the SSG Alhaji Babale Yauri team is to supervise the conduct of the 2019 Hajj exercise with a view to advising the state government on the best way to improve future operations.
The team was also mandated to liaise with the chairman of the State Pilgrims Welfare Agency on issues relating to the operation and ensure compliance with agreements entered into between the agency, the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON) and Airline companies.
Members of the Amirul Hajj team includes; Dr. Sa’idu Sama’ila Sambawa, Nigeria’s former Minister of Sports and Foreign Affairs, Prof. Abubakar Muhammad Ka’oje, the former Minister of Science and Technology, Alhaji Salisu Namagare, the former Deputy Comptroller-General of Customs as well as Alhaji Buhari Bala the former Minister of State Foreign Affairs and the Acting Chief Judge of the state Justice Suleiman Ambursa.
Others are: “Muhammad Buhari Aliero, deputy speaker of the State House of Assembly, Haliru Aliyu member representing Danko-Wasagu East in the State House of Assembly, Hajiya Bilkisu Usman Gebe, Alhaji Nasiru Sala Koko, Ambassador Muhammad Arzika and Aliyu Muhammad Umar Libata, Bala Bawa Ka’oje, Bello Bagudu and Sheikh Abbas Jega an Islamic scholar.