7th December, 2019





President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday nominated Dhikrullah Hassan as the new chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the National Hajj Commission (NAHCON). His nomination came along with those of new commissioners in the hajj agency.


Meanwhile the Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC) has hailed the incoming chairman as the right man for the job. MURIC via a press statement issued on Saturday, 7th December, 2019 by its director, Professor Ishaq Akintola.


According to MURIC, “Dhikrullah Hassan is the right man for the job. There is no doubt about it. He is not a green horn in managing hajj matters. He was the chairman of the Osun State Muslim Pilgrims Board for good eight years and his good performance led to his emergence as the chairman of all state pilgrims boards. Besides, he is a lawyer, an Islamic scholar and a numero uno administrator all rolled into one. A Quraysh has come to Makkah.


“We have seen him in action both in Nigeria and in the holy land. Dhikrullah Hassan knows his onions. His human relations approach is also superb. Our observation of him in the field of operation particularly in Saudi Arabia shows that he is diligent, transparent and meticulous. He ensures that things work correctly by personally verifying challenging issues night and day. We have no doubt that both pilgrims and officials will enjoy him. He will also be a great asset to the Federal Government and an ambassador nulli secundus for our great country, Nigeria.


“Finally, we reiterate clearly, categorically and unequivocally that Dhikrullah Hassan is the right man for the job. He is not ‘packaged’ for public consumption. He is as natural as they come. We therefore urge Senate to give him a clean bill of health.”


Professor Ishaq Akintola,


Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC)


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