The office of the national chief imam, Sheikh Usmanu Nuhu Sharabutu, has described the newly constituted Hajj board by the president as highly partisan.
“It appears to me that the board has been rashly been composed without taking time to study the structure and the outcome of the work of the previous committee so we can learn the lessons from there. I would have wished that it would have been a bit more of looking at a structure, putting in place a certain interim Hajj board that will not be directly involved in the management and then you put in place an interim management that would be accountable to the interim board of trustees so that there would be some form of accountability,” spokesperson for the Chief Imam, Sheik Aremeya Shaibu said even the Chief Imam was not consulted before the announcement was made.
Nana Addo currently released a 14-member committee chaired by former New Patriotic Part (NPP) member of parliament and minister, Sheikh IC Quaye. Meanwhile, government is yet to respond to the concerns of the chief imam.