Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef
Lagos State Governor Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed the immediate past Commissioner for Home Affairs, Dr AbdulHakeem AbdulLateef as the Amirul Hajj and leader of the state’s delegation to this year’s Hajj.
The former commissioner will oversee the 2019 Hajj and address the operational problem(s) that may arise during the pilgrimage.
His appointment letter, signed by the Head of Service of Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Muri-Okunola, reads: “In approving your appointment, due cognisance has been taken of your track record. I, therefore, have no doubt that you will bring your wealth of experience to bear on the coordination of the 2019 hajj and that you would justify the confidence reposed in you by His Excellency, the Governor.”
The Islamic cleric cum politician, won the 2018 Lagos Man of the Year (LASMAYA) Award, by polling 41,415 votes of the 53,893 valid votes cast.
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