Yunusa Mohammed Danyaya, the emir of Ningi alongside 24 others, in collaboration with Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims, would pilot the 2023 hajj for intending pilgrims in the state.
The state governor, Bala Mohammed appointed the monarch as Amirul Hajj for this year’s pilgrimage, citing his “hard work, commitment, patriotism, trustworthiness, and fear of Almighty Allah.”
Ibrahim Mohammed Kashim, Secretary to the State Government (SSG), conveyed the governor’s appointment, stressing it takes immediate effect.
According to Leadership, the governor called on the team to discharge their duties in line with the confidence reposed in them by the government.
In a press release issued by the governor’s media aide, Mukhtar Gidado on Friday evening, the Amirul Hajj team is expected to collaborate with the state hajj board and other relevant agencies at the state, federal and international levels to provide sincere, effective and purposeful leadership.
Members of the team include: Deputy Speaker Bauchi State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Danlami Ahmed Kawule as Deputy Amirul Hajj, Hon Justice Rabi Talatu Umar Chief Judge, Bauchi State, Hon Khadi Umar Liman Grand Khadi of Bauchi State, Imam Bala Ahmed Baban Inna Chief Imam Bauchi Central Mosque, Hon. Tijjani Mohammed Aliyu, Majority Leader BAHA, Hon Bakoji Aliyu Bobbo Minority Leader BAHA, Hon Bala Abdullahi Dan of BAHA, Hon Umar Babayo Kesa, Hon. Commissioner of Religious Affairs, Hon. Abdulrazak Nuhu Zaki, Hon. Commissioner Ministry for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs.
Others are: Alh Ibrahim Y.M. Baba Sarkin Duguri, Alh Aliyu Yakubu Lame Sarkin Yakin Bauchi, Alh Bala Sulaiman Adamu, Dan Galadiman Bauchi, Alh Iliyasu Aliyu District Head of Akuyam, Alh. Umar Ibrahim, Sarkin Shira, Alh. Yayanuwa Zainabari State PRO PDP, Sheik Salisu Sulaiman Ningi, Barr Garba Hassan, Sheik Ibrahim Dahiru Bauchi, Mal Mustapha Baba Ilelah, Alaramma Zakari Ya’u Dan-Yusuf Dauduwo, Mal Ahmed Inuwa Na’ibi, Deputy Chief Imam Bauchi, Alh Bala Hadith.
While Yahaya Abubakar Umar and Aliyu Adamu Abdulkadir are to serve as Secretary and Deputy Secretary of the delegation respectively.