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Tinubu appoints Ahmad Arabi as NAHCON chairman

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Jalal Ahmad Arabi, chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)

President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday appointed Jalal Ahmad Arabi as the chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

In a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, the president’s spokesperson, Tinubu also approved the dissolution of the NAHCON Board.

The statement said, “President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi to serve as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for a term of four (4) years in the first instance.”

The President has directed the outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, to proceed on 3-month pre-retirement leave as provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243 with effect from October 18, 2023, leading to his eventual retirement from service on January 17, 2023.

The new Chairman and CEO of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi, will assume office in an acting capacity on October 18, 2023, and will continue to serve in a substantive capacity for a fresh term of four years, beginning on January 17, 2023.

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President Bola Tinubu has also approved the dissolution of the NAHCON Board.

The President expects that the new NAHCON leadership will serve in reverence of Allah and with utmost adherence to the precepts of service according to the Holy Qur’an.

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