On Friday 17th July, 2020, the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) appointed Ojo Amos as acting clerk to the National Assembly.
That was a day after the former Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Mohammed Omolori, responded to the query issued to him by the NASC.
But The Conclave can authoritatively report that Omolori’s response made the Commission look stupid, provoking the Executive Chairman of the Commission to anger.
In anger, the Commission hurriedly gave effect to Omolori’s removal and announced Ojo as his replacement in acting capacity.
In his response to the query, Omolori had bluntly told the Commission that he was compelled to issue the first statement through press release because the Commission circular was also brought to his attention through press release instead of an administrative notice.
He had insisted that there was defect in the National Assembly Service Commission Act of 2014 which the Commission relied on.
The ex-Clerk also reminded the Commission that the leadership of the House of Representative had rejected the request of the Commission for a reversal of 8th Assembly on conditions of service.
He said his initial explanation was not subordination but was to obviate a situation where the Commission would be seen as being insurbordinate to the sovereignty of the parliament of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
See copy of the response to the query here: