Buhari seeks Senate’s confirmation of National Hajj Commission members
• Adjourns plenary in honour of dead Honourable Auna
The Senate on Tuesday received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari requesting the confirmation of the appointment of the Chairman and members of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
In the letter dated November 28, 2019, which was read during the commencement of plenary by the President of Senate, Ahmad Lawan, Zikrullah Olakunle Hassan, from Osun State has been nominated as the Chairman of the new Board of NAHCON to succeed Abdullahi Mohammed Mukhtar.
The letter read by the President of the Senate read in part: “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.”
The names of appointees listed in the letter are: Zikrullah Olakunle 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.
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, South-East; Sadiq Oniyesaneyene Musa, Delta State, South-South, and Akintunde Basirat Olayinka, Ogun State, South West.
Representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) are; Shehu Dogo, 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 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.”
Before adjourning plenary, the Senate held a minute silence in honour of a member of the House of Representatives, Jafaru Iliyasu Auna, who died on Monday in Abuja.
Until his death, Jafa’aru was a member representing Magama/Rijau Federal Constituency of Niger State and member of the House Committee on Public Accounts.
The motion for adjournment was moved by Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi and seconded by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.