President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed two more board members for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).
The two new members are Bala Muhammad and Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha.
The appointment of the two new nominees was contained in a letter read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, at plenary on Tuesday.
The nomination is coming two weeks after the President had sought the confirmation of a new chairman, members and commissioners for the commission.
The President had told the Senate that he was consulting to send two additional nominations for the Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs and the Jama’atu Nasril Islam.
In the letter sent by the President on Tuesday, he said “I am pleased to forward to the Senate two additional nominees as members of the National Hajj Commission. The distinguished Senate may wish to recall that I recently sent 16 nominees to be considered by the senate for appointment as members of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria.
“At that time I indicated that names of the remaining nominees will be conveyed once the ongoing consultations were concluded.
“Having now concluded those consultations, I hereby request for the confirmation of the senate of the two additional nominees as members of the National Hajj Commission, namely Dr. Bala Muhammad as the representative of Jama’atul Nasril Islam and Yusuf Chinedozi Nwoha as representative of the Nigeria Supreme Council of Islamic Affairs,” the letter read.
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