NASS Commission Boss Replies Saraki, Refuses to Withdraw Clerk’s Appointment

by on April 26, 2016

The National Assembly Service Commission has said there is no basis to withdraw the appointment of Mohammed Sani-Omolori as the new Acting Clerk of the National Assembly.

The senate president, Bukola Saraki, had demanded a reversal of Mr. Sani-Omolori’s appointment, arguing that the appointment should have rather gone to the clerk to the Senate, Ben Efeturi.

But in a letter to Mr. Saraki, copied to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, Adamu Fika, the Executive Chairman of the NASS commission said the decision to appoint Mr. Sani-Omolori was because Mr. Efeturi would proceed on terminal leave on August 2.

He said that date would just be 12 days before the current Clerk, Salisu Maikasuwa, hands 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 voted no,” he said.

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

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

However, he added that Mr. Omolori was made a Director on January 1, 2007, one year earlier than Mr. Efeturi, who was made a Director on January 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 circumstance,” he said.


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    April 26, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    when will PMB take the bull by the horn and use his power to bundle the worst Senate president out the chamber. I trust Baba Iyabo OBJ


  • Somebody
    April 26, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    Saraki saraki saraki
    You can see that you have started loosing your grip or hold in this national assembly.

    You better bow out before you are finally disgraced.

    The embarracement you have brought to this senators is enough.


  • Barrytones
    April 26, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Patriotic Nigerians ,please let us all wait,watch and see how Saraki and his bunch of blood sucking,enfant terrible,gullible but kleptomaniac senators will crumble together.The Lord of host is @ work presently, hardening Saraki and his co travelling senators hearts.They shall surely perish together.The Handwriting is on the wall for these blooody rogues, thieves and looters of our commonwealth.


  • Bio
    April 26, 2016 at 11:02 pm

    A dog destined to lost doesn’t hears the hunters whiltle.


  • truism
    April 27, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Nigeria is watching and wants viable but not corrupt and trangressed leaders
    considering the level of allegations against Bukola , i do not hope that his ideas will see the light of day. And i have not for a single night dreamt of his triump over his case at the CCB and the EFCC .
    Kwara politics will become a transparent array of intellectuals but not scallywags of phatomed progenity of public looters and betrayers of trust . Times without number , he had robbed peter to pay paul and his transformation agenda turned youths into thurgery and cultisms
    six months of hunger strike for civil servants and popular street begging , unsong music of malady of callous mass genocide in his haven. What good has he for kwarans
    he claimed his father willed kwara state for him before he died . Imagine that! As long as this man is the sp , kwarans would suffer .
    The sp has also promised to produce the youngest governor for kwara state ; his son , seni . May Allah punish him to the last of his antecedants


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