The Executive Chairman of National Assembly Service Commission (NASC), Dr Adamu Fika, has rejected the request by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, that the appointment of Mr Mohammed Sani-Omolori, as the Acting Clerk of the National Assembly be reversed.
Recall that Saraki, had in a letter written on his behalf by his Chief of Staff, Senator Isa Galaudu, asked Fika to withdraw his letter, appointing Sani-Omolori as the Acting Clerk and appoint Benedict Efeturi, who is currently the Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly.
But in response to Saraki’s letter, Fika explained that Efeturi would soon retire from service and, therefore, disqualified from holding the position of CNA.
He also indicated that Sani-Omolori was senior to Efeturi in the progression of their career appointments in service in the National Assembly.
Fika noted that in public service rule, seniority is determined at the time of consideration for promotion and career progression chart leading to it, stating that seniority was never determined by the time of appointment to service.