By Nudoiba Ojen
President Bola Tinubu has approved the appointment of a new board and management team for the National Hajj Commission (NAHCOM), pending confirmation by the Nigerian Senate.
Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale, said in a statement on Wednesday that the appointments were made in the President’s resolve “to ensure hitch-free and seamless 2024 Hajj operation”.
The appointees are:
Jalal Arabi – Chairman (In Office)
Aliu Abdulrazaq – Commissioner, Policy, Personnel and Finance
Prince Anofi Elegushi – Commissioner, Operations
Professor Abubakar A. Yagawal – Commissioner, Planning and Research
Dr Muhammad Umaru Ndagi – North Central
Abba Jato Kala – North East
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
Professor Adedimeji Mahfouz Adebola – Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs.
Ngelale stated, “The President mandates 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”.