Pilgrims during the 2016 Hajj

Katsina State Government is to set up a committee to look into the 2016 Hajj operation following several reports of financial misdeeds allegedly perpetuated by officials of the state Hajj Pilgrimage board.

Governor Aminu Masari who disclosed this when he received the report of the state Hajj committee said it is disheartening for officials to defraud those entrusted on them while in holy land.

According to him, this criminal act will not be allowed as government will ensure all those found wanting are dealt with adding that we will look into it and assure you that people must be made to account for their actions.

He said, a new board will be constituted for the board to ensure proper coordination and smooth exercise of 2017 Hajj exercise.

Earlier, the chairman of the committee and Bunun Katsina Salisu Shinkafi said the state recorded one dead pilgrim , three serious health condition saying that a strong hajj tribunal in needed for the state to handle hajj related offences.

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