Director urges Hajj officials to be more committed

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

Hajj officials and other stakeholders have been challenged to ensure accountability and transparency in ensuring a hitch free 2017 Hajj exercise which is in line with the present administration’s desire.

The Acting Director of the Federal Capital Muslim Welfare Board, Mr. Shehu Abubakar, made the call while addressing staff of the board on his assumption to office in Abuja.

Shehu Abubakar urged the staff to be honest in discharging their duties and warned against any act capable of tarnishing the image of the administration and the country at large.

He also stressed that the administration would not condone any act of corruption and indiscipline.

The new Acting Director reassured the commitment of the administration to add more value to the management of pilgrims as well as the provision of first class services to the FCT pilgrims by ensuring hitch free exercises.

He explained that the early commencement of sales of forms to this year’s intending pilgrims was to improve from last year’s experience and to record more success.

Mr Shehu Abubakar serves on an acting capacity for the former Director of the Board, Mallam Muhammad Bashir who proceeded on a training at the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS) Kuru, Jos Plateau state for one year.

Until his appointment Mr Shehu  was the Deputy Director, Operations in the Board.

He hails from Bida Local Government of Niger state.

Shehu Abubakar joined the services of the FCTA on transfer from Niger State Civil Service in the year 2011 and promoted to the rank of Deputy Director in 2013.