Tinubu appoints Hajj commission board, management team members

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”.

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