Parliamentary writers demand NASS clerk, Fika's resignation

By The Citizen

The crisis in the National Assembly Service Commission, NASC, over the appointment of a new Clerk of the National Assembly, deepened after the Association of Parliamentary Writers, APW, called for the resignation of the commission's chairman, Dr. Adamu Fika.

The call, following a similar one by seven of the 12 commissioners in the NASC, was upon what the association described as the move by the chairman to turn civil service rules on its head in the bid to stop the Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly, Mr. Ben Efeturi, from succeeding the outgoing Clerk, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa.

The Clerk of the National Assembly is the head of the National Assembly bureaucracy with privileges and pay equivalent to the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation.

The crisis heightened last week after Fika rejected an order by Senate President, Dr.  Bukola Saraki, not to leapfrog the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Mr. Sani Omolori, over his superiors serving as Clerk of the Senate and the Deputy Clerk of the National Assembly. Vanguard