President Tinubu Appoints National Hajj Commission Board, Management Team

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new board and management team for the National Hajj Commission (NAHCOM), pending confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Ajuri Ngelale on Wednesday, January 10, 2024.

According to Ngelale, the appointments are to ensure hitch-free and seamless 2024 Hajj operations.

Those appointed to the NAHCOM board include Jalal Arabi – Chairman (In Office); Aliu Abdulrazaq – Commissioner, Policy, Personnel, and Finance; Prince Anofi Elegushi – Commissioner, Operations and Professor Abubakar A. Yagawal – Commissioner, Planning and Research.

The zonal representatives are Dr. Muhammad Umaru Ndagi – North Central; Abba Jato Kala – Northeast; Sheikh Muhammad Bin Othman – North West; Tajudeen Oladejo Abefe – South West; Aishat Obi Ahmed – South East; Zainab Musa – South South; Professor Musa Inuwa Fodio – Jama’atul Nasril Islam and Professor Adedimeji Mahfouz Adebola – Supreme Council on Islamic Affairs.

The President has mandated the appointees to dedicate themselves to the task of ensuring that operations of the National Hajj Commission are more efficient, transparent, and responsive to the needs of Nigerians.

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