John Ameh, Abuja
The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has just inaugurated new members of the National Assembly Service Commission.
Two of them were former personal aides to the President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege.
Those inaugurated were Ahmed Kadi-Amshi, Chairman, and Lawan’s former Chief of Staff (Yobe, North East); Babagana Modu; (Borno, North East); Abubakar Tutare (Taraba, North East); Hakeem Akamo (Lagos, South West); Tunrayo Akintomide (Ondo, South West); Atanomeyorwi Francis (Delta, South South).
Francis used to be Omo-Agege’s campaign director.
Others were Bassey Etuk (Akwa-Ibom); Bailyaminu Yusuf Shinkafi (Zamfara, North West); Sani Saidu Kazaure (Jigawa, North West); Julius Ucha (Ebonyi, South East); Nnamdi Anyaechie (Imo, South East); Auwalu Aliyu Ohindase (Kogi, North Central); and Muazu Is’haq (Nasarawa, North Central).
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, and cabinet ministers witnessed the ceremonies which took place shortly before the opening of the Federal Executive Council meeting.
The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, also witnessed the inauguration.
The National Assembly Service Commission is the organ responsible for recruitment, promotion and discipline of members of Staff of the National Assembly.