- The clerk of the National Assembly, Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori has been sacked
- Sani-Omolori was sacked alongside 149 others by the National Assembly Service Commission
- According to a letter from the commission, this directive affects any staff who has spent 35 years in service or is 60 years of age
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The Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori alongside 149 other staff have been sacked by the National Assembly Service Commission(NASC).
This was disclosed in a letter by the commission on Wednesday, July 15, The Nation reports.
According to the commission, any staff of NASC that has already spent up to 35 years in service or attained the age of 60 years will be receiving a letter of retirement soon.
The development finally resolves the tenure elongation agitation for the CNA and the affected staff.
In another report by Premium Times, Sani-Omolori's continued tenure as the National Assembly's clerk became a matter of controversy following the implementation of a revised condition of service that took effect back in 2019.
From the conditions, not less than 160 staff and the clerk should have retired from while the rest remain in office for a few more years after moving the retirement age to 65 and years of service to 40 from 35.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the claims that the current National Assembly has become a rubber stamp in the hands of the executive arm has been dismissed by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Nigerian president said the cordial relationship he enjoys with the National Assembly does not imply that the legislators are being controlled by him.
Buhari made the statement through his senior special assistant on National Assembly matters (House of Representatives), Umar El-Yakub.
In other news, the House of Representatives has dismissed reports that over 50 lawmakers tested positive to COVID-19.
The spokesman for the House of Representatives, Honourable Benjamin Kalu, in a statement sent to journalists on Wednesday, July 8 said there was no time 50 members of the lower house tested positive to COVID-19, urging the public to disregard the news.
“Members of the National Assembly could fall prey to COVID-19, just like any other person. It is, therefore, unconscionable to attempt to weaponize this against the institution especially when the source of such strange information is a phantom,” Hon. Kalu said.
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