The Kano State Government has rewarded a casual worker with Kano State Pilgrims Welfare Board with permanent job, a hajji seat and N1million for returning N16 million found in the board’s premises.
Malam Dayyabu Bala Gezawa was said to have found some US Dollar notes amounting to N16 million which was part of pilgrims’ Basic Traveling Allowance (BTA) for one LGA and he returned the money to the Director-General of the board.
The state governor, Abba Kabiru Yusuf, said the government decided to reward the man to appreciate his honesty and proven integrity.
“This casual worker has proven his integrity by returning the missing money, despite his status and economic hardship in the country,” he said.
The governor spoke during a presentation of 2023 hajj report by the State Pilgrims Welfare Board yesterday.
The governor has also pledged to sponsor full medical care to one of the pilgrims, who had been on admission in one of the Saudi Arabian hospital.
Malam .Abdullahi Muhammad was left behind at Mecca hospital due to an ailment which the doctors advised for his stay after the hajj exercise.
The governor also sponsored the patient’s family to go and stay with him while receiving medical care at Saudi Arabia.
Alhaji Abba Kabir Yusuf also reiterates the commitment of his administration to conduct the best hajj exercise next year, urging the board management to commence preparations in due course.
Presenting the 2023 hajj report, the Director General of the board, Alhaji Laminu Rabiu Danbappa, attributed the success achieved in this year’s exercise to the o support and leadership direction given to the board by the governor.