President Tinubu Sacks NAHCON Chairman, Names Arabi as Replacement

President Bola Tinubu has sacked the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Alhaji Zikrullah Kunle Hassan.
Tinubu named the former Permanent Secretary of Aso Villa, Alhaji Jalal Ahmad Arabi as the new CEO, as contained in a statement issued by the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Chief Ajuri Ngelale on Tuesday night.
To this end, the President directed the outgoing Chairman, Alhaji Hassan to proceed on 3-month pre-retirement leave as provisioned by Public Service Rule (PSR) 120243, with effect from October 18, 2023.
The leave is expected to lead to his eventual retirement from service on January 17, 2024.
Ajuri disclosed that the new CEO, Alhaji 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.
Tinubu 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.

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