It has come to the notice of Sam Melaye-led NASSLAF of a mischievous story making round in the media of its purported removal, as the caretaker Chairman of National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum (NASSLAF). The said alleged removal is only figment of imagination of few unscrupulous elements in NASSLAF trying hard to use media to factionalize newly constituted Caretaker Committee of NASSLAF.
For the clearance of doubt, the Clerk of National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikashuwa, had on March 22 appointed and inaugurated Sam Melaye-led NASSLAF Caretaker Committee to run the affairs of the group for three months to create enabling environment to organize election for substantive executive. This caretaker committee was set up to avoid any form of vacuum created by the inauguration of current National Assembly which marked the end of previous NASSLAF Executive led by now honourable member of House of Reps, Hon. Mahmud Abdulkadir.
The inauguration conducted by the Clerk of National Assembly took place within the National Assembly premises, in the presence of all the representatives of various security agencies in the National Assembly.
We wish to use this medium to urge bonafide members of NASSLAF and general public to ignore the fictitious story meant to cause friction amongst members and portray NASSLAF in bad light. The purported removal could not have happened, because no one can sack who he does not have the power to hire ab inito.
Sam Melaye-led NASSLAF use this golden opportunity to appeal to colleagues to rally round the new caretaker committee, to ensure peaceful and smooth transition via credible polls, which will usher in elected leadership of NASSLAF.
In the midst of expressing our electoral rights, we should not forget part of our vision in NASSLAF, which is to protect collective interest of National Assembly Legislative Aides and serve our bosses diligently.