Okowa urged to sack Delta Muslim Pilgrims Board


Indigene Muslims in Delta State have asked Governor Ifeanyi Okowa to reverse his recent reconstitution of the state Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, complaining that the new board gave prominence to non-indigene Muslims.

The six-member board, as constituted, is made up of four non-indigene Muslims, including Dr. Ismaila Okudaye, Chairman and two Deltans including Alhaji A Amori (Secretary) and Alhaja Mariam Nabiri.

In a petition by Alhaji Sadiq Oniyesaneyene and five others, the indigene Muslims in Delta said: “It came to us as a surprise that the reconstituted board  was made up of non-indigenous Muslims of Igala, Yoruba and Hausa against the tradition of appointing Deltan Muslims.

“This is injustice and oppression to the indigenous Muslims.


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