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Tinubu appoints Jalal Arabi as NAHCON chairman, dissolves board

BY Dyepkazah Shibayan


President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of  Jalal Ahmad Arabi as the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) for a term of four years in the first instance.

Ajuri Ngelale, the spokesperson to Tinubu, said in a statement on Tuesday that the president has directed Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, the outgoing chairman of NAHCON, to proceed on three-month pre-retirement leave.

According to the statement, the leave is in line with the provision of the public service rule (PSR) 120243, adding that it is with effect from October 18, leading to his eventual retirement from service on January 17, 2024.

“The new Chairman / CEO of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi, will assume office in 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,” the statement reads.


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.

Tinubu also approved the dissolution of the board of NAHCON.




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