Omolori Dismisses Reported Sack As Clerk Of NASS

Omolori Dismisses Reported Sack As Clerk Of NASS

Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori has dismissed report that the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) approved his immediate retirement as the Clerk of National Assembly on Wednesday.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Clerk alongside over 150 management staff members of the parliament were said to have been retired in a document signed by the Chairman of the NASC, Ahmed Amshi, which was sighted by newsmen.

In a press statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, titled: RETIREMENT AGE FOR STAFF OF THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY IS 40 YEARS OF SERVICE OR 65 YEARS OF AGE WHICHEVER COMES FIRST; Omolori stated that the National Assembly Service Commission lacks the powers to sack him, hence asked the General public to disregard the report.
The statement reads:
The attention of the National Assembly Management has been drawn to a Press Release dated 15th July, 2020 signed by the Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission, informing the general public that the Commission has approved the retirement age of staff of the National Assembly as 35 years of service or 60 years of age whichever comes first.
The Management of the National Assembly wishes to inform all staff and the general public that the extant regulation as contained in our Revised Conditions of Service duly passed by both Chambers of the 8th National Assembly puts the retirement age of staff at 40 years of service and 65 years of age whichever comes first. The Resolution of the 8th National Assembly on the Conditions of Service of Staff has not been rescinded nor abdicated by the National Assembly, who under the authentic National Assembly Service Act 2014 as passed is empowered to review any proposed amendment to the Conditions of Service by the Commission.
Therefore, the National Assembly Service Commission does NOT have the powers to set aside the Revised Conditions of Service as passed by the 8th National Assembly.
The Management had maintained a studied silence in deference to the leadership of the 9th National Assembly who is looking into the position being canvassed by the Commission. It is therefore intriguing that the National Assembly Service Commission has unilaterally gone ahead to take a ‘’decision’’.
Management urges all staff to disregard the press release by the Commission and go about their lawful duties.


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