Sam Melaye: Dino’s brother inaugurated as NASSLAF chairman

Senator Dino Melaye

Sentator Dino Melaye's brother, Samuel has been sworn in as NASSLAF chairman.

The crisis rocking the National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum (NASSLAF) seems over following the inauguration of Samuel Melaye as chairman of the group.

Samuel, Senator Dino Melaye’s younger brother, and his other elected executive members were inaugurated by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori.

Controversial NASSLAF election

The controversial election, which held in March 2016, and observed by the National Assembly bureaucracy produced Samuel Melaye, who was the former chairman and John Udeh, as chairmen of two factional groups.

Yusuf Bamidele, factional spokesman of one of the groups told journalists that Melaye was imposed on the forum.

Melaye denies allegations of imposition


Speaking shortly after his inauguration, Melaye denied being imposed on the forum by National Assembly bureaucracy.

He told newsmen that the forum would be registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) to enhance its engagement with the management of the National Assembly regarding members’ welfare and conditions of service.

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He further urged members of NASSLAF and the general public to ignore the “fictitious story” meant to cause friction amongst members and portray NASSLAF in bad light.

Melaye, while pledging to protect the interest of the association, said he remains committed towards uniting all members and protecting the collective interest of the legislative aides, as diligent service to our bosses can only be achieved when the members work in unity.

Clerk says issues are resolved

On his path, the Clerk of the National Assembly, Sani-Omolori, said the issues which led to the existence of the two factions have been resolved.

“Why the issue has not been resolved before now was due to the fact that security agencies and a team of legal experts were deployed to look into the issues that led to the division,” the Clerk hinted.

He acknowledged that the outcome of inquiry revealed that there was a credible election, adding that same will be upheld by the management of the National Assembly.

Sani-Omolori while stating that the National Assembly management will henceforth deal with the Sam Melaye-led executive, advised leaders of the association to work together in the interest of all legislative aides.

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