TINUBU SENDS NAHCON CHAIRMAN ON COMPULSORY LEAVE, APPOINTS REPLACEMENT

…Appoints Jalal Arabi as new CEO

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru

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 also directed the outgoing Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Commission, Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, to proceed on 3-months 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, 2024.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale in Abuja on Tuesday.

According to the statement, 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 substantive capacity for a fresh term of four years, beginning on January 17, 2024.

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

The President said he 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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