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PRSILS Department is headed by Commissioner: Policy, Personnel Management and Finance. the Department which is composed of the following Units Planing, Research, Statistics, Information and Library Science

Alhaji R.O Abdussalam

Head – Monitoring & Evaluation Division

Wali Alhaji  Gana

Head – Research & Statistics Division

Wali Alhaji Gana is from Borno State. He graduated from the University of Maiduguri in 1995.

Functions of the Division:

  • To undertake and coordinate research activities into all functions of the Commission.
  • Conduct a wide range of practical research with a view to providing inputs and guidelines for immediate and long term policies formulation in the Commission.
  • Conduct studies on major challenges of the Commission
  • Conduct Studies on the impact of existing policies and programmes for the Commission and recommend adjustments where necessary.
  • Research into the internal organization and operational modalities of the Commission.
  • Relating with relevant agencies outside the Commission on research and statistics matters.

Hajia Mustapha Wafiyya Saleh

Head, Planning Division

Functions of the Division:

  • This unit prepares a road map for all operational activities of the Commission which
    covers short, medium and long plan;
  • Prepares and implements the Commission’s calendar of events (when approved) a
    schedule, monitors evaluation activities;

Alhaji Zakariyau Tanimu Muhammad

Ag. Head – ICT Division

Zakariyau Tanimu Muhammad, a 2006 graduate of Electrical and Computer Engineering from Federal University of Technology Minna after which he acquired Master in Computer Science from European University Cyprus. Amongst his work experience was as a classroom teacher for over 7 years, Head of IT department in Alif Maintenance Solutions for 2 years, Assistant project manager in Aisha Educational Services Limited (AESL) in Minna, Niger State. He was also the Head of IT tech support in All Progressive Congress (APC) Data Center, Abuja from 2014 to 2016. Born in Minna, Niger State in the early 80s, he is a lovely father married with a wife and 3 kids.

Functions of the Division:

  • The unit is responsible for developing/facilitating appropriate IT solutions for Hajj
    operations;
  • Managing the etrack Hajj registration portal;
  • Developing IT solutions for the normal activities of the Commission;
  • Developing and maintating IT infrastructure and equipment in the Commission.

Alhaji Sa’ad Ahmad Imam

HEAD, PILGRIMS EDUCATION AND ORIENTATION DIVISION

Mallam Ahmad Imam Sa’ad was born in 1963 in Mubi Local Government Area of Adamawa State of Nigeria. He first of all attended Quranic School before enrolling into the primary school at the tender age of seven (7) that was precisely in 1970. He thereafter proceeded to secondary school education from 1981 – 1985 where he obtained his grade two teachers’ certificate in 1985. Same year he gained admission into the University of Maiduguri to read Diploma in Arabic and Islamic studies from 1985 – 1987 upon successful completion of his Diploma, he taught for a short-while at Federal College of Education, Yola for two years before moving to Adamawa State College of legal studies, Yola where he eventually got admission to undergo programme in Arabic from 1989 – 1994. Upon completion of his degree, he went back to his teaching appointment with the College of Legal Studies. He successfully completed his Masters in 2010 and thereafter became the Head of Arabic Department.

In 2008, he was called upon on secondment as the special assistant (SA) – technical to the Chairman/CEO of National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) the position he held until 2012 when he eventually transferred his service to NAHCON. He has worked at Yola Zonal office before being redeployed to the Headquarters in 2018.

Functions of the Division:

  • Organizing orientations and enlightenment programmes for pilgrims;
  • To participate in the orientation and enlightenment programmes of the Nigeria State Pilgrims’ Welfare Boards
  • To liaise with the Ulama committee and other relevant stakeholders and organization in education programmes
  • The compliance and submission of quarterly report on the activities of the division
  • Writing, publishing and distribution of enlightenment materials such as manual, pamphlets, leaflets etc.
  • To formulate and implement relevant policies of pilgrims orientation and enlightenment.

Hajia Mustapha Fatima Muhammed

HEAD MEDIA & PUBLICATIONS DIVISION

The Information and Public division was created in June 2018, from the former media section in the Office of the Chairman aftermath of the re-structuring exercise in the Commission.

It comprises of three sections, Information and Publication, New Media and the Broadcast section. These sections are further divided into four sub-units which are: Print and In-House publication, Radio, Television and New Media Units. The Division is under the Department of Planning, Research and Statistics, Information and Library Services.

Functions of the Division:

  • Reports the activities of the Commission
  • Projects the Commission’s image in a positive way to the public
  • Defends the Commission against misrepresentation and media attacks
  • Publication of In-House Newsletter and Hajj Mabrur Magazine
  • Production and monitoring of twin programme of AS YOU ANSWER THE CALL as well as HAJJ A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY on the Network of FRCN.
  • Administering of On-line postings of the Whatsapp, YouTube and Facebook platforms
  • Newspaper review and placements of insertions and adverts
  • Production of jingles for NAHCON

Hajia Aisha Magaji

Head – Library Services

Aisha Umar Magaji holds a BSc in Library and Information Sciences from Bayero University Kano. A member of Nigerian Institute of Management (chattered)(NIM), member of (NLA) Nigerian Library Association (FCT Chapter), member of women Librarian in Nigeria (AWLIN) FCT Chapter. Currently working with National Hajj Commission of Nigeria as Liberian 1. She is a native of Yola in Adamawa State, married with three children, speaks Hausa, Fulfulde and English.

Library Services: is a Division under Planning, Research Statistics Information and Library Services Department. The Library was created on 2008 under the Supervision of the Former Commissioner Sheikh Saleh Orenwa. The division has 2 units with 3 staff and empress of the analog and the digital which will soon be functional.

Functions of the Division:

  • Select appropriate material for the library.
  • Analyze and organize collections by subject.
  • Categories, prepares and catalogues these materials
  • Provides indexing and abstracting services to the users to save their time.
  • Keep current on resources and literature.
  • Select publication for the library’s collections.
  • Digitizing collections for online access.
  • Educate individuals on how to use the library systems to find the information they need.
  • To provide reference services to the users by telephone, by post or email.
  • To give current awareness service (CAS) regarding new arrivals and latest services to the users.
  • To provide internet as well as internet facility to the users in order to access the library collection and catalogues at their desktop.
  • To compile bibliographies (like minute of all meeting) union catalogues, documentation lists, newspaper clippings, accession list etc. to save the time of the users.