Saraki Rejects Appointment Of Sani Omolori As The Acting NASS ClerkFeatured, Latest News, News Friday, April 22nd, 2016
By Seun Adebosin
Senate President, Bukola Saraki has rejected the appointment of Mr. Sani Omolori as the acting Clerk of the National Assembly (NASS) over alleged failure to follow due process.
Consequently, he has called for withdrawal of his appointment letter.
Saraki in a letter dated April 21, 2016 to the Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) and signed by his Chief of Staff, Sen. Isa Galaudu faulted the process which led to naming of Omolori as acting successor to the outgoing NASS Clerk, Mr. Salisu Maikasuwa, who is due to proceed on pre-retirement leave.
The NASS Chairman’s letter read in part: “We present to you the compliments of the President of the Senate and Chairman of the National Assembly, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, CON. Please recall that during your last meeting with the Senate President on April 20, 2016, the procedure of the appointment of the Acting Clerk of the National Assembly was discussed.
“The Commission was directed to follow due process and ensure that seniority is adhered to. Of course, Mr Benedict Efeturi who is Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly (DCNA) and who has previously acted as the Clerk of the National Assembly should be the first to be considered”.
Saraki’s letter indicated that he and and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, were informed that Mr. Efeturi was not considered for the appointment, on allegation that he was not duly appointed as the Deputy Clerk of NASS.
In contrast, the letter claimed on further enquiry, it was discovered that Mr. Efeturi was duly appointed by the NASC, vide Extract from Minutes of its 403rd Meeting held on Friday, 21st November, 2014.
“From the foregoing, you have misled and misinformed the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House of Representatives.
“Consequently, I am directed by His Excellency, the Senate President, to inform you that the letter appointing Mr. Sani Omolori as Acting Clerk of the National Assembly, be withdrawn immediately for further consultations” Saraki’s letter directed.
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