Twenty-four hours after the Senate President, Dr Ahmad Lawan, handed down a directive to him to unveil a new Clerk to the National Assembly, Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission, Engr Kadi Amshi has yet to comply.
Lawan, who intervened in the succession crisis that has created a leadership vacuum, following the fractious exit of Architect Amos Ojo, had directed Amshi to immediately announce the appointment of an acting Clerk to the National Assembly, CNA.
Architect Ojo had proceeded on his three-month pre-retirement leave on November 14, 2022, after his subterranean moves to circumvent the public service rule to that effect fell through.
Pulsenews gathered that the Senate President, Dr Lawan, gave the directive in his capacity as the Chairman of the National Assembly.
The Senate President had reportedly berated the commission’s chairman for not being proactive in ensuring that vacuum was not created.
On their part, some staff members have expressed concerns on the position of the commission’s chairman to flout the directive of the senate president.
Their grouse about the NASC chairman’s tardiness is that there is a vacuum in the leadership of the National Assembly management.
One of them clarified that “as it is, there is no accounting officer to authorise the release of funds for operational and administrative duties.
“This situation is unnecessary and avoidable, but here we are confronted by it.”
A staff member called on the chairman of the NASC to save the National Assembly from “this dustained embarrassment by obeying the directive given him by the president of the Senate to unveil an acting CNA immediately.”
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