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Tinubu Sacks All NAHCON Board Members, Appoints New Chairman

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President Tinubu Appoints New Leadership for National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)


President Bola Tinubu has made a significant move by approving the appointment of Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi as the new Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON). This appointment comes with a term of four years in the first instance, further strengthening the leadership of NAHCON.


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In addition to this, the President has directed the outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the commission, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, to proceed on a three-month pre-retirement leave. This decision is in line with the provisions of the Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243. Alhaji Hassan’s pre-retirement leave will commence on October 18, 2023, and he is expected to retire from service on January 17, 2023.

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NAHCON Chairman Resumption of office

Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi, the newly appointed Chairman and CEO of NAHCON, will assume his responsibilities in an acting capacity on October 18, 2023. Subsequently, he will continue to serve in a substantive capacity for a fresh term of four years, commencing on January 17, 2023.

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National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON)

In this strategic move, President Tinubu has also approved the dissolution of the board of NAHCON. These developments reflect the commitment of the President to bring fresh leadership to NAHCON and to ensure its continued growth and effectiveness in its core mission.

The President’s expectations for the new NAHCON leadership are clear – to serve in reverence of Allah and with the utmost adherence to the precepts of service according to the Holy Qur’an. These guiding principles underscore the importance of integrity, dedication, and service excellence in the organization.


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As Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi takes the helm of NAHCON, he faces the responsibility of overseeing and coordinating the annual Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, a vital religious event for Muslims in Nigeria. The successful organization and execution of the Hajj pilgrimage are essential to ensure the safety, well-being, and spiritual fulfillment of the pilgrims. This appointment underlines the critical role that NAHCON plays in facilitating this sacred journey.

The changes in leadership at NAHCON are expected to usher in a new era of efficient and conscientious service. With a renewed focus on the core principles of the Holy Qur’an and a commitment to excellence, the organization is poised to continue its critical role in serving Nigerian Muslims and providing a safe and meaningful pilgrimage experience.

The President’s decision reflects his dedication to ensuring that NAHCON continues to function at its best and uphold its sacred responsibilities. As Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi steps into his new role, the nation looks forward to witnessing the positive impact of this leadership transition on the organization and the annual Hajj pilgrimage.



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