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Buhari, SGF dragged to court over alleged elongation of appointment



A Kano-based travel agency operator has taken President Muhammadu Buhari and the secretary of the Federation government to court for the alleged extension of the tenure of the president of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Abdullahi Mukhtar Mohammed

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that The plaintiff, Malam Masu’d Muazu, prays before a Federal Superior Court in Abuja to declare as illegal and unconstitutional the extension of the mandate of the NAHCON chief.

According to the plaintiff, Buhari’s alleged extension of Mohammed’s appointment violated article 171 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria and article 5 of the Nigerian National Hajj Commission (Establishment) Act, 2006.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also joined the Attorney General of the Federation and the commission of the lawsuit, reports Daily Trust.

In the lawsuit, filed on behalf of the plaintiff by his lawyer, Ibrahim Alhassan, the court was asked to argue that the president’s action violated section 171 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria and section 5 of the National Commission Law of Hajj of Nigeria (Establishment), 2006