Crisis hits NASS as CNA fights back NASC over retirement notice

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The crisis between the Management of National Assembly and the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) assumed a new dimension on Wednesday as the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) retired the Clerk of the National Assembly (CNA), Alhaji Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

Sani-Omolori was retired alongside 149 others, including Secretary of NASC, Mr. Olusanya Ajakaiye in a statement by the Commission on Wednesday. The NASC said the affected persons would soon be formally communicated on the decision.

The Commission declared that any staff member who has spent 35 years in service, or 60 years of age should leave and would receive their retirement letter soon.

But in swift riposte, the National Assembly Management in a press statement signed by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori, informed all staff membets and the general public that the extant regulation as contained in the Revised Conditions of Service duly passed by both Chambers of the 8th National Assembly put the retirement age of staff members  at 40 years of service and 65 years of age whichever comes first.

“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,” Sani-Omolori said.

He said that the resolution of the 8th National Assembly on the Conditions of Service of Staff members had not been rescinded nor abdicated by the National Assembly, who under the authentic National Assembly Service Act 2014 as passed, was empowered to review any proposed amendment to the Conditions of Service by the Commission.

Omolori further stated that “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.

He said the Management had maintained a studied silence in deference to the leadership of the 9th National Assembly who was looking into the position being canvassed by the Commission.

Omolori said it was therefore intriguing that the National Assembly Service Commission has unilaterally gone ahead to take a ‘’decision’’.

He urged all staff members to disregard the press release by the Commission and go about their lawful duties.

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