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NASARAWA STATE MUSLIM PILGRIMS WELFARE BOARD EDICT, 1998
NASARAWA STATE OF NIGERIA
EDICT NO.20 OF 1998.
NASARAWA STATE MUSLIMS PILGRIMS WELFARE BOARD
EDICT NO.20 OF 1998.
The Military Administrator of Nasarawa State hereby makes the following Edict:
Title and commencement date
“Member” means a member of the Board and includes the Chairman.
“Pilgrim” means a person who undertakes a Muslim pilgrimage;
“Muslim Pilgrimage” means a journey undertaken by a pilgrim from any part of the State to Saudi Arabia for the purpose of undertaking a Muslim Pilgrimage and his return there from;
“The Board” means the Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, established under section 3 of this Edict.
“The State” means the Nasarawa State of Nigeria.
“Military Administrator” means Military Administrator of Nasarawa State and includes the Governor.
Establishment of the Board
3.1. There is hereby established a body called the Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board which shall be a body corporate by the name with perpetual succession and a common seal, and which shall have the functions conferred upon it by or under this Edict.
3.2. The Board shall have power to enter into contracts and acquire, purchase, hold, lease and mortgage, sell and dispose of property both movable and immovable and may sue and be sued in its corporate name.
Membership of Board
4.a The Board shall consist of a Chairman and six members who shall be appointed by the Military Administrator on part time basis.
4.b The Chairman and the Members shall be persons who in the opinion of the Military Administrator possess knowledge and experience of the practice of Muslim Religion.
4.c Every member shall hold office for a period of three years from the date of his appointment and shall be eligible for re-appointment.
4.d The validity of any proceedings of the Board shall not be affected by any defect in the appointment of a person purporting to be a Member of the Board or by any vacancy amongst the Members thereof.
Revocation of appointment of Members
5.1 If the Military Administrator is satisfied that a Member:-
5.2 has been absent from three consecutive meetings of the Board without the permission of the Chairman.
(b) has become bankrupt or has made an arrangement with his creditors;
(c) has been convicted of an offence involving or necessarily implying fraud or dishonesty and has undergone a sentence or imprisonment thereof.
(d) is incapacitated by physical or mental illness from performing his functions as a member; or
(e) is otherwise unable or unfit to discharge the functions of a Member.
(1) The Military Administrator may revoke the appointment of such member.
(2) A Member may resign his office as a member by notice in writing to the Military Administrator and upon receipt an acceptance of such resignation by the Military Administrator the appointment of such a Member shall be terminated.
(3) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (1) the Military Administrator may at anytime remove a member from office.
Other matters relating to Members
6.a There shall be paid to the Chairman and Members such salary or allowances the Military Administrator may determine.
6.b Where a member is temporarily incapacitated by illness from performing the functions of his office or is temporarily absent from the State.
The Military Administrator may appoint any person to replace the incapacitated or absent member during the period of such incapacity or absence and all the functions of a member shall devolve upon the person so temporarily appointed.
7.1 The Military Administrator shall appoint by name or office a secretary who shall be the Chief Executive of the Board. As an Accounting officer, he keeps the records thereof and performs, in addition to day to day running of the office, such other duties as the Board may from time to time require of him or which are placed upon him under the provisions of this edict or any written law.
Functions of the Board
8.a The Board may with the approval of the Military Administrator appoint, engage, employ or dismiss such officers and servant as it considers necessary for the discharge of its functions under this Edict upon such terms and conditions as to remuneration or otherwise as it may determine.
8.b In every Local Government Area the Board may appoint officials to perform any functions which it may from time to time direct.
Board to comply with directions of Military Administrator
9.1 It shall be the duty of the Board subject to the provisions of this Edict, to protect and safeguard the interest and welfare of Muslim Pilgrims.
9.2 Without prejudice to the generality of subsection (1), it shall be the duty of the Board to make suitable arrangement for the transport and accommodation of pilgrims and for assistance to be given to them in matters relating to immigration and currency exchange.
Borrowing by the Board
Application of sums received by the Board
Report and Estimates
2) The Board shall in each Financial Year submit to the Military Administrator for approval its estimates of revenue and expenditure for that financial year.
In the absence of the Chairman of the Board, the three members constituting a quorum shall nominate one amongst them to preside over the meeting.
No member of the Board shall be personally liable for any act or default of the Board or omitted to be done in good faith in the course of the operations of the Board.
DATED AT LAFIA THIS 7TH DAY OF DECEMBER, 1998.
(This note does not form part of this Edict and has no legal effect).
This Edict established the Nasarawa State Muslim Pilgrims’ Welfare Board consisting of a Chairman, five other Members on part-time basis and the Executive Secretary appointed by the Military Administrator.