OrderPaperToday – The embattled Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA), Mr. Mohammed Sani-Omolori has been queried by the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) for daring to disobey it’s directive on retirement.
In a query issued on Thursday by the chairman, Mr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi, the Commission accused the CNA of insubordination for issuing a counter directive on the issue of retirement.
Recall that the Commission had on Wednesday issued a statement asking Mr. Sani-Omolori and those whose had served out their tenure in the service to go on retirement immediately, a directive that was immediately countered by the CNA who argued that the 8th National Assembly had by a resolution, approved a tenure extension for them. This created some confusion among staff and stakeholders of the legislature.
Miffed by the audacity of the official, the NASC, the employer of all staff of the federal parliament, stressed that Mr. Sani-Omolori’s action amounted to gross insurbordination.
The query reads: “The attention of the National Assembly Service Commission was drawn to a Press Release titled: “Retirement age for staff of the National Assembly Service is 40 years of Service or 65 years of Age, whichever comes first” dated 15th July, 2020 and signed by M.A Sani-Omolori, Clerk to the National Assembly.
“As you are very much aware, the Clerk to the National Assembly is an employee of the National Assembly Service Commission, vide Section 6(1)b of the National Assembly Service Act, 2014 (As amended).
“The Clerk to the National Assembly has no authority whatsoever to dictate anything to the Commission.
“Your press release is considered by the Commission as a gross insubordination to a constituted authority.
“You are, by this letter requested to explain to the Commission within twenty four (24) hours as to why disciplinary action will not be taken against you as per the provision of Section 6(2)b of the National Assembly Service Act, 2014 (As Amended) for this gross insubordination.”