Chief Imam was briefed about new board – Hajj board

The National Hajj Board has refuted claims that the office of the National Chief Imam, Sheikh Nuhu Sharubutu was not consulted in constituting the new Hajj board.

The spokesperson for the Chief Imam, Sheikh Aremeyaw Shaibu, in a Citi News interview, claimed that the 14-member committee chaired by Sheikh IC Quaye was partisan and devoid of the Chief Imam’s input.

But reacting to the allegations, spokesperson for the National Hajj Board, Abdulai Rahman Alhassan Gomda said the Chief Imam had been in consultation with the Vice President Mahamadu Bawumia hence, those claims are false.

“I am surprised that the spokesperson for the National Chief Imam is claiming the National Chief Imam or his office is not in the know about the empaneling of the Hajj board. As I speak to you, I will inform you credibly that on Thursday at 9am, the national Chief Imam will be swearing into office members of the panel who make up the Hajj board.”

“Now how would you have such an important cleric swear in a body about which he did not even know about as the spokesperson is claiming. The Chief Imam has been in touch with the vice president of the Republic about this subject and as I speak to you, there is a member of the board who belongs to the office of the National Chief Imam, Mr. Mallam Inusah,” Mr. Gomda argued.

By: Delali Adogla-Bessa/