The outgoing Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA), Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa has confirmed the appointment of Mohammed Sani Omolori to take over from him as he proceeds on his terminal leave. This is in complete defiance of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, who directed that Ben Efeturi be made acting Clerk.
In a memo dated May 12, 2016, Maikasuwa said that Sani-Omolori would act as Clerk in his absence, saying: “I am proceeding on my terminal leave from 14th May, 2016 to 14th August 2016. During my absence, the Acting Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohamned A Sani-Omolori, will perform my duties, please.”
The Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission, Dr. Adamu Fika, had in a letter dated April 20, 2016, appointed Sani-Omolori as Acting Clerk to the National Assembly from May 14, 2016 to August 14 but the Senate, Saraki, through his Chief of Staff, Senator Isa Galaudu, said that he was not in support of the appointment of Omolori.
Saraki pushed for the appointment of the incumbent Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly, Ben Efeturi.
In the letter, Saraki directed Fika to withdraw Sani-Omolori’s appointment letter forthwith and issue a fresh one for Efeturi on the grounds of seniority.
But Fika, in another letter to Saraki, dated April 26, explained the circumstances that led to Sani-Omolori’s appointment as against Efeturi’s.
Maikasuwa, ended all the controversies in the circular titled: “Commencement of Terminal Leave.” [myad]