By Yunus Olawale
A letter released and signed by the Chairman of the Association of Muslim Media Practitioners of Nigeria (AMMP), Alhaji Tajudeen A Tijjani, expressed the association’s felicitation with the new helmsman at the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Mallam Jalal Ahmad Arabi, OON, FNC, over his appointment by the President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces of Nigeria, Bola Ahmed Tinubu, and GCFR.
The letter reads, “Let us for the record, as we deem it appropriate, introduce our organization to you, as this is the first time we are writing to any leadership of NAHCON.”
While introducing the organization as a media entity based in Kaduna, it was believed that the appointment of Mallam Jalal Ahmad as the new chairman of NAHCON, after being in public service for many years and a former Permanent Secretary to the federation at the seats of power in Aso Villa, was based on his past resounding performance. The organization employed the new chair to remain steadfast in his honesty policy and uphold more integrity.
The letter reads, “Now that you have been able to pass the test of honesty, it is now important for you to also pass the test of integrity associated with power.”
The letter continues, “The new office called for so many sacrifices, as you are expected to be open and be ready to have listening ears. The new assignment requires a person who is an honest leader, not someone who works on rumors and blackmail. Most importantly, you must also remember that you are going to give an account of your stewardship on the day of judgment. While we joined many people who knew your antecedents to congratulate you and wish you well, the workload in that office required lots of wisdom.”
The media organization also urged the new chair to effectively execute the new role because success relies on how he carries everyone along in the commission for the annual Hajj operation across the country and taking care of the welfare of Pilgrims, which must not be compromised but fully protected and prioritized, and wished the new administration success in the public assignment.