The National Assembly Service Commission has approved the appointment of Ben Efeturi as the new deputy clerk to the National Assembly.
Mr. Efeturi, until his new appointment, was the clerk to the Senate. He is succeeding Muyiwa Adejokun who retired in April.
A statement by the Acting Secretary to the Commission, Olusanya Ajakaiye, on Monday said Mr. Efeturi’s appointment was in recognition of his hard work and administrative competence.
The statement titled, Appointment as Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly, read in part: “I write to communicate to you the decision of the Commission at its 403rd meeting on Friday 21st November, 2014, approving your appointment as Deputy Clerk to the National Assembly.
“This is in exercise of its powers as provided in Section 6(b) of the National Assembly Service Act 2014. The appointment takes effect from 21st November, 2014.”
The Commission charged the new deputy clerk to continue to uphold the confidence reposed in him.
With his appointment, Mr. Efeturi became the next in line to the clerk, Salisu Maikasuwa.
He previously served as Senate deputy clerk and clerk to some Standing Committees, including that of Rules and Procedure.
Although, other senior management staff, including the clerk to the House of Representatives, Omolori Ataba, had contended for the position, Mr. Efeturi, from Delta State was said to have been favoured not only for his competence but also because he was the most senior among them.