Minister of State Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu has approved the appointment of a new Director for the Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board.
The new director, Mallam Muhammad Nasiru Danmallam, replaces the former director of the Board, Mallam Muhammad Bashir, who has been assigned to a higher assignment at the Federal Capital Territory Administration.
While handing over the mantle of leadership to the new director, the former director, Mallam Muhammad Bashir sought for forgiveness from those whom he might have wronged in the course of his assignment as director of the Board.
Mallam Bashir who appreciated the support and cooperation accorded to him by the staff and the administration throughout his tenure, called on them to extend such gesture to the new leadership of the Board to ensure successes in hajj operations.
He called on the staff to be honest in dealing with pilgrims and discharge their duties with utmost seriousness as well as desist in any act capable of tarnishing the image of the Administration.
Speaking earlier, the new director, Mallam Muhammad Nasiru Danmallam, called for the cooperation of staff and stakeholders to ensure success in line with the desire of the FCT administration.
He equally stressed the need for the staff to be dedicated to their duty and abide by rules and regulations of the service, adding that his doors are open to constructive and meaningful suggestions to actualise the desire of the present administration in maintaining standards in hajj operations.
The director also reassured the commitment of the administration to continue to provide an enabling working environment to provide first class services to the FCT pilgrims and ensure hitch free exercises.
He charged the staff of the Board to make concerted efforts to improve from previous experiences to record more successes in future hajj operation.
Until his appointment, Danmallam was the director of administration and finance (DAF), FCT Primary Healthcare Board.