Gov. Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa has raised concern over poor Hajj preparations by last administration which he said should be held responsible if some pilgrims from the state miss out in 2019 exercise.
Fintiri made this known Tuesday while receiving officials of Muslim Council in the state who paid him Sallah homage at Government House, Yola.
“If there is any problem with hajj exercise this year blame the past administration; they did not do anything about preparations and you know hajj issue is being handle by Saudi Arabia who don’t tolerate foot dragging.
“The last administration did not do what it aught to do and we now have serious problem on the ground.
“We are trying to see if we can have any opening no matter how little for us to do the needful and save the situation,” Fintiri said.
He noted that the Secretary to the State Government, Engr. Bashir Ahmad was already making contacts for an opening with relevant authorities.
The governor lauded Muslim Council for it role in promoting peaceful coexistence in the state and urged it to sustain the tempo.
Earlier, the State Chairman of the Council, Alhaji Sahabo Magaji, said they were at government House to pay homage and celebrate with the new governor.
Magaji lauded him for paying two months salary to workers, adding that the measure had enable workers to celebrate Eid El Fitr in good mood.
“This is a good beginning and the people of Adamawa will continue to look forward to more goodies promised by your administration,” Magaji said.
He promised full support and cooperation of the council to the administration to enable it succeed.