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Tambuwal Pledges Housing Scheme For Reps Staff

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ABUJA, December 23, (THEWILL) - The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal, Thursday promised to work in harmony with the management of the National Assembly to ensure that staffers of the House are proud owners of residential houses through a housing scheme.

The Speaker also commended employees for their commitment to duty, integrity and values of service, stressing that since assumption of office there has not being any complaint against any member of staff of the House from any quarter.

Speaking as a guest of honour at the end of year party organised by the staffers, the Speaker said he would collaborate with the management staff of the House in ensuring that all of them have a house before retiring from service.

He added: “We are going to continue to engage the management staff and I give you my word starting from 2012 to ensure that we execute the housing scheme for the members of staff of the House of Representatives.

“We are indeed very proud of the staff that we have in the House of Representatives not only because of your hard work, but also because of what you stand for, your level of integrity. I have not had any cause to receive any complain against any member of staff of the House of Representative for any rude behavior.

“I must acknowledge the fact that whatever it is that the House of Representatives has achieved in the past could not have been possible without the commitment and the hard work that you have put in over the years. I commend you for all that you have done and urge you to continue with those values of service, and core values of commitment to nation building.”

A statement by the senior special assistant to the speaker on public affairs, Andrew Oota quoted Tambuwal as assuring that he will recommend the conduct of in-house training, where experienced members of staff will transfer their knowledge and experience to the younger ones amongst the staffers.

“I assure you that we will look into the possibility of promoting and sustaining capacity building, so that we can have improved quality of staff in the House of Representatives,” Hon Tambuwal added.

The end of the year party was attended by the Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Abubakar Salisu Maikasuwa, who was represented by his deputy, Muyiwa Adejoon, the Clerk of the House of Representatives, Barrister Mohammed Sani Omolori, clerks of the committees of the House of Representatives and other management staff.