The Executive Secretary of the Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Imam Abdurrahman Ibrahim Idris has cautioned Hajj Affairs Officer and their Deputies at the local government level to consolidate on the achievements at the 2023 Hajj operation, stressing that 2024 Hajj excercise is expected to be the best.
Imam Abdurrahman gave the reminder while addressing them during the distribution excercise of the 2024 Hajj slots to Local Government Areas held at the conference hall of the Board Saturday, tasked the officials to fear Allah in the discharge of their duty and to ensure that they do it within the confines of Hajj operation guidelines.
He noted that Governor Bala Abdulkadir Muhammad administration is determined towards ensuring the Welfare of the intending pilgrims, warned that any Hajj official found indulging in any shoddy deal during the excercise will be severely dealt with.
Imam Abdurrahman therefore charged Hajj officers not to relent in their effort of rendering selfless service, bearing in mind that they serve guests of Allah and would be rewarded by Allah.
He further reminded that the sale of 2024 Hajj slots is based on first come first served basis, adding that the Board received only 3364 Hajj slots from National Hajj Commission of Nigeria, (NAHCON)
While advising Local Government Hajj officials to be good ambassadors of the Board, Imam Abdurrahman called on them to work in synergy with their Local Government Councils, religious and community leaders with a view to acquaint the intending pilgrims with new 2024 Hajj policies introduced by Saudi Authority and NAHCON.
Earlier in his remark on behalf of the Local Government Hajj officers, the Chairman of the forum Alhaji Munaja Dass thanked the Board for the invitation and assured his members rededication to serve the intending pilgrims.