The controversy surrounding the appointment of a new clerk to the National Assembly may have been laid to rest as the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) has approved the appointment of Erstwhile Secretary of Finance and Accounts, Mr Sani Magaji Tambuwal in acting capacity as Clerk to the National Assembly.

The commission also appointed other key officers along with Tambuwal to man the top management team of the National Assembly bureaucracy.

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

A statement issued by the Executive Chairman of NASC, Engr Ahmed Kadi Amshi, listed other appointees to include: Mr Ogunlana Kamoru who was Secretary of Legal Services now elevated to the position of acting Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly (DCNA). 

Also, Mrs Henrietta Aimua-Ehikioya, former Secretary of Special Duties, now redeployed as Secretary of Legal Services.

The Director, Legislative, Mr. Birma Shuaibu, is now the acting Secretary of the Human Resources Directorate.

Also, Director, Pharmacy, Mr Umoru Barde Ali has been appointed the acting Secretary of Research and Information while Mr Omogbehin Yomi, Director, Legislative is now the acting Secretary, Special Duties. 

According to the statement, Mr Inyang Clement Titus, Director of Accounts, is now the acting Secretary of Finance and Accounts. 

Mr Nwoba Andrew, Director, Admin is now the acting Secretary of Planning and Legislative Budget.

“The appointments were sequel to the approval by the Commission of 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.

“The Commission further resolved that the outgoing Clerk to the National Assembly, Arc. Ojo Olatunde Amos continues to work with the acting Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Magaji Tambuwal until his retirement date of 14th February, 2023 in order 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, ” the NASC executive chairman said

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