The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Alhaji Zhikrullah Hassan has congratulated the new Saudi Minister of Hajj and Umrah Dr Essam bin Saad, on his new assignment as the new Minister of Hajj and Umrah of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
In a statement signed by NAHCON chairman, Alhaji Hassan, the commission said: “The Chairman, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), board members, management and staff heartily congratulate Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed, on his appointment as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Hajj and Umrah. He replaces the amiable former head of the Ministry, Dr. Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten.
“Judging from the new Honorable Minister’s rich résumé, the Commission is confident of enjoying a robust working relationship with him and his management team in the smooth conduct of Hajj and Umrah operations.
“Indisputably true, the Kingdom is famed for its warm hospitality to pilgrims from all over the world. Consequently, we at NAHCON assure the new Minister, Dr. Saeed of our continued support in promoting the success of Hajj and Umrah and promise our cooperation towards policies designed to safeguard the welfare of guests of the Merciful Lord.
“As he settles to commence the great tasks ahead, NAHCON joins millions of Muslims all over the world in praying for divine guidance in the discharge of these noble responsibilities.
“Once again, the Chairman offers the Commission’s felicitation and gives assurance of his best wishes always,” NAHCON said.
Last week, King Salman issued several royal decrees removing various ministers and heads of state organizations from their posts
Minister of Hajj and Umrah Mohammed Saleh bin Taher Benten was relieved of his duties, which Minister of State and member of the Council of Ministers Dr. Essam bin Saad bin Saeed will now take over as acting minister in addition to his current role.
The President of the Supreme Administrative Court Sheikh Ibrahim bin Suleiman bin Abdullah Al-Rasheed was also removed from his post. Sheikh Ali bin Suleiman bin Ali Al-Sa’awi was appointed as the new court president at the rank of minister.