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 for the confirmation. The president's letter, dated November 28, 2019, was read at the start of plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

The letter reads: "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 Cha...