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National Assembly Service Commission appoints Tambuwal clerk



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The National Assembly Service Commission has approved the appointment of the controversial Secretary of Finance and Accounts, Sani Tambuwal, as the acting clerk of the National Assembly.

Tambuwal’s appointment is coming after the former Clerk, Amos Ojo, went on compulsory retirement leave last Monday.

According to the statement issued by the Executive Chairman of NASC, Ahmed  Amshi, the Secretary of Legal Services, Kamoru  Ogunlana,  was also appointed as the acting Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly.

The former Secretary of Special Duties, Henrietta Aimua-Ehikioya, was deployed to Ogunlana’s former position as the Secretary of Legal Services while  Birma Shuaibu, the Director, Legislative, was appointed as the acting Secretary of the Human Resources Directorate.

In the same vein, the former Director of Pharmacy, Umoru Ali, has been appointed the acting Secretary of Research and Information while Yomi Omogbehin, Director, Legislative is now the acting Secretary, Special Duties.

The statement also added that the Director of Accounts, Inyang Titus, is now the acting Secretary of Finance and Accounts. The Director of Administration,  Nwoba Andrew, is now the acting Secretary of Planning and Legislative Budget.

Amshi in the statement noted that the appointments were sequel to the approval by the Commission in a memorandum presented by the Committee on Establishment, Records and Training to the Commission on the need to fill existing vacancies in the National Assembly Management team.

He said, “The Commission further resolved that the outgoing Clerk to the National Assembly, Amos Ojo continues to work with the acting Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Tambuwal, until his retirement date of 14th February 2023 to ensure the success of the ongoing 2023 Appropriation Bill’s processing that should be transmitted by only the substantive Clerk to the National Assembly accordance with the provisions of the Authentication Act.”

Sunday LENTORLITENEWS reported that some members of the National Assembly Service Commission had raised the alarm over plots by some individuals to influence the appointment of a new clerk for the commission.

The sources alleged that there were plans to appoint the current Secretary of the Finance and Accounts Department, Tambuwal, as the new Clerk.

His proposed appointment was said to be currently being masterminded by a sitting Governor, and the outgoing Clerk.

The sources had alleged that Tambuwal was a core finance staff member whose role was to oversee the management of funds and lacks the necessary skill set to competently run the office of the clerk to the National Assembly.

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