Senate receives Buhari's nominees for Hajj commission

Senate receives Buhari's nominees for Hajj commission

- President Buhari has approved chairman and members for NAHCON board

- The president sent a letter to the Senate to notify the upper legislative chamber of his appointment into the NAHCON board

- Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, read the letter during the plenary on Tuesday, December 3

Nigerian Senate on Tuesday, December 3, received President Muhammadu Buhari's nominees for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) board.

Legit.ng reports that the Senate president, Ahmad Lawan, read a letter from the president on the appointment of chairman and members of the commission during the plenary on Tuesday, December 3.

The statement read in part: “Pursuant to section 3 sub-section 2 of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Act 2006, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the Senate the under-listed names of nominees for the positions of chairman and members of the NAHCON.

“These nominees are: Sikiru Hassan, representing Osun, southwest- chairman; Abdullahi Magaji, executive commissioner, operation inspection and licensing, Bauchi ,northeast; Nura Yakassai, executive commissioner, policy, personnel management and finance, Kano - northwest; Momoh Imonike, executive commissioner, planning, research, statistics, information and library, Edo, south-south and Halima Jibril."

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Part-time members are: Halimat Jibril, Niger state, Abbas Jato, Borno state, Garba Umar, Sokoto state; Ibrahim Ogbonnah Amah, Ebonyi state, Sadiq Oniyesaneyene Musa, Delta state and Akintunde Basirat Olayinka, Ogun state.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that Aliyu Aziz, the director-general of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC), got the presidential nod to head the commission for a second term.

It was reported that a statement by Abdulhamid Umar, the general manager, operations and corporate communications, on Friday, November 22, said President Muhammadu Buhari approved Aziz's re-appointment.

Umar said the MIMC boss's re-appointment was conveyed in a letter by the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha.

He had said: “The president of the federal republic enjoins Engr. Aliyu Aziz to continue with the good work he is doing and take NIMC to the next level, in consonance with the federal government’s doctrine of integrity, transparency and accountability.

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“This re-appointment is in pursuant to the NIMC ACT that provides two terms tenure for the chief executive officer of the commission.’’

It was learnt that Aziz's second term tenure in office started on Friday, November 22.

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