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President Bola Tinubu has sacked Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

This was announced in a statement issued by Chief Ajuri Ngelale, Presidential spokesman, on Tuesday night.

According to the statement, Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi, former permanent secretary of Aso Villa, is the new CEO of the commission.


“The President has 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.”

“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 Bola Tinubu has also approved the dissolution of the Board of NAHCON. The President 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,” the statement read.

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