President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of 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 years in the first instance.
In a statement by Ajuri Ngelale, presidential spokesman, noted that Arabi will be in charge of NAHCON for an initial term of four years.
Ajuri noted that the president had directed the outgoing chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the commission, Zikrullah Kunle Hassan, to proceed on three-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, 2023.
The new chairman/CEO of NAHCON 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, 2023.
Tinubu has also approved the dissolution of the Board of NAHCON.