The Governor of Gombe State, Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, has been honoured by the Independent Hajj Reporters of Nigeria, for his effort in ensuring a successful 2023 Hajj exercise.
The Governor received an Award as the “Best Supportive Governor in the North” in the just concluded 2023 Hajj exercise.
The Governor alongside his Adamawa, Kaduna and Edo counterparts were recognised by the Independent Hajj Reporters of Nigeria (IHRN).
The IHRN is an independent media organization that monitors and reports activities of Hajj exercise in Nigeria.
The National Coordinator of the organization, Malam Ibrahim Muhammed, announced this at the 2023 Hajj Lecture and Award ceremony which was held at the National Mosque auditorium in Abuja with the theme: “Recognizing Dedication/Review and Overview Of Hajj Challenges”.
Ismaila Uba Misilli, the governor's spokesperson, made this known in a statement on Monday.
According to Misilli, Mohammed said the Gombe State Governor was specially recognised for demonstrating a remarkable support to the State's pilgrims to Saudi Arabia which ensured effective Hajj management and service delivery in the 2023 Hajj operation.
"The Executive Secretary of the Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Sa'ad Hassan represented the Governor at the event and received the award on his behalf.
"The award ceremony was chaired by Ambassador Zubairu Dada, former Minister of State for Foreign Affairs while Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, the Chairman of NAHCON, was Chief Host," Misilli added.