The Executive Secretary of the Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Abubakar Babangida Tafida has been suspended.
Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed gave approval for the suspension.
The suspension which was communicated to the Executive Secretary in a letter signed by the Secretary to the State Government said it was with immediate effect.
The suspended Executive Secretary was directed to hand over the affairs of the Board to the most senior officer, pending the outcome of an investigation that has been instituted by the government, into the affairs of the Board.
The statement did not state clearly the level of crime committed by the suspended appointee.