Early hours on Tuesday morning, less than 24 hours after his inauguration, Kano State Governor, Abba Kabir Yusuf sacked the Executive secretary of the State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Muhammad Abba Danbatta.
Sanusi Bature, the governor’s spokesman, confirmed the sack and also disclosed that Governor Yusuf approved the appointment of Alhaji Laminu Rabiu as the new Executive Secretary of the Pilgrims Board.
The Chairman of the pilgrims board, Sheikh Abdullahi Saleh Pakistan who was also sacked was replaced by Alhaji Yusuf Lawan.
Malama Nana Aisha, the daughter of Sheikh Jafar Mahmud Adam, the late Islamic Cleric, was also affected by the sack.
The new appointees are expected to take over the affairs of the board with immediate effect, as to ensure a successful 2023 Hajj operations.