By; BUHARI B. BELLO, Jos
The Concerned Muslim Pilgrims Monitoring Group, in Plateau State, has said that the re constitution of the State pilgrims welfare board was timely.
It applauded the Governor, on the appointment of a scholar to serve as Executive Secretary of the board, just as it called for the delisting of the board Director of Finance and Supply as its member.
The group in a statement jointly signed by Auwal Abubakar, and Comrade Abdullahi Auta, Chairman and Secretary respectively, said: “Though the reconstitution of the board was long overdue, yet the appointment of Barr. Auwal Abdullahi, an Islamic scholar of high repute as Executive Secretary of the board, was good thing a the right time.”
It however, said the appointment of the board Director of Finance and Supply, Alhaji Bello Dabo, to also serve as board member is, “..amounting to double standards.”
“While appreciating the reconstitution of the board, with persons of good characters, we also see something wrong in appointing Bello Dabo, to also serve as board member, whereas; he is the Director of Finance and Supply (DFS),” the group said.
It further urged the Governor through the office of the Secretary to the Government of the State (SGS), to delist him out of the board membership.
“Our appeal is based on the fact that the board requires more credible personalities, that will help in rescuing the many rots in it, as is the sincere desire of his Excellency Governor Simon Lalong,” it added.