Nigeria, Dec. 3 -- President Muhammadu Buhari has appointed a new chairman for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

The new appointee is Zikrullah Hassan from Osun State.

Mr Hassan replaces the outgoing chairman, Abdullahi Muhammad.

The president also named new commissioners for the Muslim pilgrims' agency.

Mr Buhari sent the names of all the nominees to the Senate. The president's letter was read at the Senate plenary on Tuesday.

Details later.

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