Kano state Governor, Engineer Abba Kabir Yusuf has directed with immediate effect that all lands developers at Kano hajj camp to stop.
Daily News 24 reports that the Governor gave the directive when he paid an inspection visit to see for himself the condition of the camp with a view of taking necessary measures of restoring conducive atmosphere as intending pilgrims for this year’s hajj from Kano are to start departing to the holy land in the next three days.
A statement issued by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature noted that Abba Kabir Yusuf frowned at the deplorable condition of the facility that was meant to serve as a home away from home for intending pilgrims from Kano state and beyond.
“I became restless because of the premonition I had that the camp is in bad condition and the visit I paid today attested to that and no any right thinking person could believe that this is hajj camp to accommodate intending pilgrims.
“I am not happy with what is on ground, the immediate past administration in the state had demolished 130 houses, 65 toilets and sold the plots to their cronies and if not because of exigencies of time as uplifting of this year’s pilgrims is about to commence, we would have bring the place back to its normal position.” The Governor said.
The Governor continued, ” it is on view of the above that as the executive Governor of Kano state , I directed that all land developers at the hajj camp to stop immediately, otherwise recalcitrant would bear the consequences.”
On the preparations for this year’s hajj, the Governor assured of the commitment of the state government to do all what it takes for a hitch free hajj exercise.