By Tony Edike
ENUGU — Enugu State Governor, Sullivan Chime has approved the dissolution of the state Christian and Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Boards with effect from October 14, 2013.
The two boards have consequently been reconstituted with effect from same date of their dissolution. The former Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board was headed by the Anglican Bishop of Enugu, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Chukwuma, who had lately spoken against some policies of the state government.
A statement signed by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr Patrick Okolo, named Rev. Fr. John Nwafor as the new Chairman of the Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board while Alhaji Salih Garba Abugu heads the Muslim Board.
Other members of the Christian Welfare Board include Dame Chinasa Nwebiem (Executive Secretary), Mrs. Rose Onah, Evangelist Ifeanyi Nwonye, Mrs Cordelia Chime, Rev. Nnamdi Nsude, Dr Edwin O. Omer and Pastor Chijioke Nwachukwu.
The other members of the Muslim Welfare Board include Alhaji Yakubu Eneh (Executive Secretary), Hajia Salamatu Aminu, Alhaji Mohammed Onyeama, Alhaji Suleiman Haruna. Others are Alhaji Ahmed Ugwuanyi, Alhaji Suleiman Okenwa and Alhaji Adebayo Kamuridin.
The statement directed that all handing over exercise must be completed before the close of work today.