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Bauchi State Governor, Bala Mohammed, has suspended the Executive Secretary, Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abubakar Tafida.

Special Adviser to the Bauchi State governor on Media and Publicity, Mukhtar Gidado, disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists.

He said that Secretary to the Bauchi State Government, Ibrahim Kashim, communicated the governor’s suspension approval to Tafida in a letter on Monday.

Although the Media Aide did not state what offence the suspended Executive Secretary had committed, he, however, said that the governor had ordered an immediate investigation into the affairs of the board.

The statement reads: “His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Senator Bala A. Mohammed, CON, Fnipr (Kauran Bauchi) has approved the suspension of the Executive Secretary of the Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Alhaji Abubakar Tafida.

“The suspension, which was communicated to the Executive Secretary in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government and dated the 14th of September, was with immediate effect.”

“The suspended Executive Secretary was directed to hand over the affairs of the board to the most senior officer in the board pending the outcome of an investigation that has been instituted by government into the affairs of the board.”

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