Tinubu Urges Senate To Confirm Alabi As NAHCON Chairman


President Bola Tinubu has urged the Senate to confirm the appointment of Jalal Alabi, as the chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Tinubu’s request was conveyed in a letter addressed to President of Senate, Godswill Akpiabio and read at plenary on Tuesday in Abuja.

“I am pleased to present to you for confirmation by the Senate the appointment of the under listed persons as Chairman and members of the National Hajj Commission.

“Jalal Alabi as Chairman, Aliyu Abdulrazaq, Commissioner Policy Personnel and Finance,
Mr Anofi Elegushi , Commissioner, Operations and Prof. Abubakar Yagawal, Commissioner, Planning and Research.

“While hoping that the request will receive the expeditious consideration of the Senate,’’ he said.

President of Senate, Godswill Akpiabio said he had looked at relevant sections of the National Hajj Commission Act 2006, saying the act required that members of the commission be drawn from the six zones of the country.

He said contact would be made to the office of the Chief of Staff to the President on why the list does not contain names of representatives from all the six zones.

Akpabio, thereafter referred the matter to the Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs for further legislative action and subsequent report back to the plenary session in 10 days.(NAN)