Fidelity bank card banner Emerald Energy Institute Camano banner

NASS Commission dares Saraki, insists on Acting Clerk’s appointment

By News Express on 27/04/2016

Gmail icon

Views: 2,070

The National Assembly Service Commission says there is no basis for withdrawing the appointment of the newly appointed Acting Clerk of the National Assembly (NASS), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

Dr Adamu Fika, the Executive Chairman of the commission, said this in a letter he sent to the President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, and copied to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday.

Fika said that the decision to appoint Sani-Omolori as acting Clerk instead of the current Deputy Clerk was because he would himself proceed on Terminal leave on Aug. 2.

He added that the date on which Mr Efeturi would proceed on terminal leave was just 12 days before the current Clerk, Mr Salisu Maikasuwa, would hand over to his successor.

“This means that Mr Efeturi is time barred for the acting appointment hence the choice of Mr Sani-Omolori to act and ensure continuity in that very important Public Service office.

“In arriving at the Commission’s decision, the Chairman did not use his casting vote, because eleven Commissioners were in support while only one who voted no.”

He clarified that the denial of Efeturi the position of acting Clerk was not due to the allegation that he (Efeturi) was not duly appointed as Deputy Clerk as contained in Saraki’s letter.

On the issue of seniority, he noted that the duo were both appointed acting clerk on the same day, Feb. 4, 2010, and on March 25, they were also appointed Substantive Clerks.

However, he added that Omolori was made a Director on Jan. 1, 2007, one year earlier than Efeturi who was made a Director on Jan. 1, 2008.

“It should be noted that in the Nigeria public service, seniority is determined at the time of consideration for promotion and career progression chart leading to it.

“Seniority has never and is never decided by the date of appointment to the service nor date of retirement from service or indeed the number of years spent in the service.

“From the above analysis, denying Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori appointment as Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly in 2014 was improper being that he was senior to Mr Benedict Efeturi.

“With the above explanations, the issue of misleading and misinforming your good self and the Honourable Speaker of the House of Representatives does not arise.

“The Commission properly evaluated the two officers and took into account their service records as a determining factor for the appointment of Acting Clerk to the National Assembly.

“In light of all the foregoing, Your Excellency will agree that reversing the decision of the Commission appointing Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori as the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly cannot be tenable in the circumstances.”

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the President of the Senate through his Chief of Staff had directed the withdrawal of the appointment of the Acting Clerk of NASS. (NAN)

•Photo shows Sen. Saraki.

Source News Express

Posted 27/04/2016 05:04:10 AM





You may also like...
SERAP seeks prosecution of Reps Deputy Speaker over...

NOUN graduates now to participate in NYSC, attend...


NPC raises alarm over low birth registration in...

Buhari’s media aide spreads fake news about Atiku...

Okowa congratulates Super Eagles for AFCON 2019 Qualification...

Army unveils locally made bomb detonator

2019 Governorship: Lawal set to save Zamfara from...

EFCC, INTERPOL parley to fight human trafficking, migrant...

Jesse Jackson diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease

Ex-Governor’s aide, accomplices remanded in prison custody for...

Gov. Okowa makes key appointments •Ebie is SSG...


Latest News EFCC arrests prison’s staff, 5 others for ATM fraud Wike lauds Fayemi’s leadership qualities, as NGF Chair commissions market in Port Harcourt Terrorists, military and media glamour SERAP demands immediate lifting of siege to offices of Sahara Reporters and CDHR Emeka Ozumba promoted Deputy CPS to Governor Obiano AfriHeritage advocates concerted efforts to end extreme poverty among women Varsity student kills boyfriend over N2,500 How I survived 7 abortions - Renowned woman activist School fire kills at least 26 children I’ve been unable to serve my wife divorce papers – Obasanjo Xenophobia: Why Air Peace is evacuating Nigerians for free – CEO Kano guber dispute: INEC, Ganduje, Abba adopt final defence; await judgement


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (541,431 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (443,400 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (389,744 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (326,883 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (294,906 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (253,753 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (249,925 views) 10 cars more expensive than Jets (238,606 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (231,628 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (217,664 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (195,984 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (193,569 views)


CBN milk production

CBN banner advert

UBA Wise Savers Promo


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (102) Business & Economy (4,449) Business Verdict (80) Columnists (1,110) Complaints & Requests (96) Enterprise & Opportunities (215) Entertainment (664) Features (812) Global Business Monitor (442) ICT Monitor (63) International (3,962) Interview (203) Live Commentary (30) Love Matters (170) Maggie's Blog (414) News (51,453) Opinion (1,360) Pidgin (17) Politics (11,452) Religion (1,102) Sports (2,169) Stock Watch (39) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update







APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera