BREAKING: Tinubu Approves Dissolution of NAHCON Board, Appoints New Head for Commission

BREAKING: Tinubu Approves Dissolution of NAHCON Board, Appoints New Head for Commission

  • The National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has gotten a new head, Jalal Ahmad Arabi
  • understands that Arabi will replace Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, who was appointed by the immediate past president, Muhammadu Buhari
  • This development sustains a run of organisational rejigging by the Bola Tinubu administration

State House, Abuja - President Bola Tinubu on Tuesday, October 17, approved the appointment of Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi as the chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Alhaji Arabi will head NAHCON for a term of four years.

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Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi is new NAHCON boss. Photo credits: Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, Ajuri Ngelale
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NAHCON: Tinubu removes Kunle Hassan

According to a statement released by Ajuri Ngelale, the presidential spokesperson, Tinubu has directed the outgoing chairman and CEO of the Commission, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, to proceed on 3-months pre-retirement leave "as provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243".

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The leave is with effect from Wednesday, October 18, 2023, and will culminate in his eventual retirement from service on January 17, 2023.

Tinubu appoints new ICPC chairman

Earlier, reported that Tinubu appointed a new management team for the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC).

Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu was named the Chairman/Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the agency while Clifford Okwudiri Oparaodu was appointed Secretary.

Tinubu makes 14 new appointments also reported that President Tinubu approved the appointment of new CEOs of several agencies and parastatals under the federal ministry of industry, trade, and investment.

According to the presidency, this is in line with Tinubu's resolve to "base Nigeria's economic revival on the foundation of trade expansion through small, medium, and large-scale industry facilitation in the country".

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KWASU student appointed into Tinubu's committee

In another related news, reported that President Tinubu appointed Olamide Obagbemileke, a 400-level student in the Department of Economics of the Kwara State University (KWASU), to the Presidential Committee on Fiscal Policy and Tax Reforms. The KWASU undergraduate was brought in as a research assistant and analyst.

The appointment of Obagbemileke was announced by the university in a tweet on Thursday evening, October 12.

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