His Eminence, the Sultan of Sokoto, Saad Abubakar has commissioned the N658milllion Hajj Camp in Bauchi on Monday.
Sultan Abubakar while performing the commissioning ceremony at the permanent site of the Camp along Ningi road, described Mohammed as a peace-loving Governor who has been carrying the two major religions of Islam and Christianity along in his governance.
The Sultan who said Bala Mohammed has been known for his fairness in governance since his time as minister of Federal Capital Territory Abuja urged other political office holders to emulate him.
In his speech, Governor Bala Mohammed of the state said that the state government decided to name the Camp after the Sultan due to his role in promoting peaceful coexistence between the two major religions in the country.
The Governor noted that the new permanent Hajj Camp which cost the state government N658milion would be used by both Muslims and Christians for pilgrimage purposes.
Bala who added that the camp would be maintained to serve the purpose which it is meant for.
He said that the people of Bauchi are religiously inclined to service of Allah and as such, the Hajj Camp will serve tremendously in creating a conducive environment for them to perform their religious obligations.
The Secretary to the Bauchi State Government (SSG), Sabiu Baba had earlier in a welcoming address, described the Hajj Camp as second to none in the entire African continent.
According to him, the Hajj Camp comprises an office block for the staff, a Camp clinic for staff and pilgrims, a screening hall, hostels for both men and women, among others.
While speaking, the National Chairman of Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Commission, Barrister Sheikh Zukrullah Olakunle Hassan commended Governor Bala Mohammed for building the camp within a short period of time.
Represented by the National Commissioner Operations of the Commission, Alhaji Abdullahi Magaji Hardawa, said that the edifice will go a long way in providing a conducive atmosphere for the pilgrims to perform the very important religious obligation.