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Buhari writes Senate, requests approval for NAHCON

The House of Representatives Tuesday postponed plenary scheduled from 11 am to 1 pm ahead of the presentation of the N10.73 trillion 2020 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday wrote to the Senate and requested the confirmation of the appointment of the Chairman and Members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

Buhari’s request was contained in a letter addressed to the Senate President Ahmad Lawan and dated November 28, 2019 which was read in plenary.

The letter reads: “Pursuant to Section 3(2) of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) Act, 2006, I am pleased to forward for confirmation by the Senate the undercoated names of nominees for the positions of Chairman and Members of the National Hajj Commission.”

Those Buhari listed for confirmation of appointment are Zikrullah Olakunke Hassan, Chairman (Osun State), South West; Nura Hassan Yakassai, Executive Commissioner – Policy, Personnel, Management and Finance, Kano State, North West, and Sheikh Momoh Suleman Imonikhe, Executive Commissioner, Planning, Research, Statistics, Information and Library, Edo State, South-South.

Others nominated as part-time members are: Halimat Jibril, Niger State, North Central; Abba Jato, Borno State, North East; Garba Umar, Sokoto State, North West; Ibrahim Ogbonnia Amah, Ebonyi State, southeast; Sadiq Oniyesaneyene Musa, Delta State, South-South, and Akintunde Basirat Olayinka, Ogun State, South West.

For representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) Buhari nominated Shehu Dogo for Ministry of Aviation; Nura Abba Rimi, Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Rabi Bello Isa, Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning; Zainab Ujudud Sherrif, Ministry of Health; Aminu Bako Yarima, Nigeria Immigration Service, and Ibrahim Ishaq Nuhu, Central Bank of Nigeria.

The letter further requested that “the Senate may wish to note that the names of the representatives of the Jama’atul Nasril Islam and the Nigerian Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs will be sent to the Senate, subsequently, once the ongoing consultations are concluded.”