Following the recent constitution of viewed members of the Adamawa State Muslims Pilgrims Welfare Board, the 17 Board Members of the Board were finally inaugurated.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony which took place at the Government House Conference Hall, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri said his administration is geared towards repositioning relevant Government machinations and institutions for effective service delivery, hence the constitution of the board members that will pilot the affairs of the board.
While tasking them to be steadfast and diligent in discharging the responsibilities vested on them, he mentioned that their role is so strategic in the society.
“You are needed now more than ever, especially in handling the statutory responsibility of organizing and administering Hajj Operations for intending Muslims Pilgrims in Nigeria and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” he said.
Governor Fintiri said his administration has the responsibility to restructure institutions with a view to correcting abnormalities “this development therefore calls for individual and collective responsibilities from all relevant stakeholders inorder to maximally achieve the desired objectives for which the board was established.
The Governor who mentioned that his administration is not unmindful of the irregularities that characterized previous Hajj operations, he challenged them to use their wealth of experience in ensuring irregularities are avoided in subsequent Hajj Operations in the state.
He revealed that his administration will provide a level playing ground for all citizens of the state irrespective of ethnic, religion, social and political affiliations.
While congratulating them on their well deserved appointments, he stated that despite the lean resources, his administration will fulfill all its campaign promises.
In a vote of thanks, the Chairman of the newly constituted Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Alh. Usman Marafa who was the Governors Campaign General appreciated Governor Fintiri for finding them worthy and for the confidence reposed on them.
He said that even with the complex nature of Hajj Operations, he and his team will work hard to see that they deliver on the mandate given to them.
Marafa assured the Governor of their total commitment to render selfless service towards observing a hitch free pilgrimage.
While commending Governor Fintiri for his visionary and purposeful leadership that has placed the state on the path of accelerated development that has never been recorded in history, he urged the Governor to give them all the necessary support for the board to achieve the desired results.