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MSSN Congratulates Dhikrullah Hassan on appointment as NAHCON Chairman

The Leadership of Muslim Student Society of Nigeria (MSSN) B-Zone have congratulated Barr Dhikrullah Hassan over his nomination as the new chairman for the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON).

In his congratulatory message, the MSSN B-Zone Coordinator, Barr. Qaasim Odedeji applauded President Buhari for nominating Mr. Hassan to chair NAHCON. He described the nominee as a man of impeccable integrity with versed experience in Hajj Matters.

Alhaji Dhikrullah Hassan who hails from Osun State and a former National President of MSSN was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to replace the outgoing chairman, Abdullahi Muhammad.

Qaasim Odedeji said “On behalf of the leadership and the entire members of MSSN B-Zone, I congratulate Barr Dhikrullah Hassan on his appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari as the Chairman of National Hajj Commission (NAHCOM)”

“Barr Dhikrullah Hassan is a former National Amir of MSSN and the immediate past Amirul hajj of Osun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board. His administration brought numerous positive reforms to the Hajj operation in Osun State and adjudged by all as the best in the recent time.”

“We also congratulate other members of the Commission nominated with him.”

“We urge the Senate to expedite action on the confirmation of their appointment as we pray Allah assist them in the discharge of the onerous responsibilities of the office.”

Born on 26, June, 1961, the Osun State born NAHCON Chairman designate speaks Yoruba, Arabic and English.

Ustaz Hassan who holds a BSc degree in Business Administration from the University of Lagos,  LLB from the Lagos State University and BL from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, was Chairman/Amir Hajj of Osun State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board  (2010-2018); Senior Special Assistant to the Osun State Governor on Religious Affairs Affairs, (2010-2018); Principal Counsel, Olakunle Hassan & Associates (2006-2010) and Chief Executive, Tafsan Tours &Travels, (Official Hajj &Umrah Operator of Nasirullahi Fathi Society of Nigeria- NASFAT)

He is also the Chairman, Board of Trustees of FAJR Centre ( A standardized Centre for Memorization and Teaching of Islam & Arabic ) from 2019 till date and was Chairman, Forum of State Chairmen and Secretaries of Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board Agency between 2014 and 2017 and currently the Director of Dawah (Islamic Propagation) of The Companion ( An Association of Muslim Men in Business and the Professions since 2004.

The NAHCON Chairman Designate was Amir, Muslim Student Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Lagos Area Unit 1984-1986; National President, MSSN 1986-1988; Secretary, Africa Secretariat of the World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY) 1986-1990; Member of the Committee of Ulama of Lagos State Pilgrim Welfare Board Hajj Exercise, 2000-2002; Amir, The Companion, Lagos District 2004-2006 and Executive Secretary, NASFAT  2004-2006.

A member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ustaz Hassan who is happily married with children has attended several conferences and seminars on Hajj in London and Malaysia and has won several awards from NAHCON for the Osun State Pilgrims Welfare Board.

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