Senate Announces New Clerk as El-Ladan Bows Out
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
The Senate’s Deputy Clerk, Isabella Ugochi Iloba, has been named the Acting Clerk of the Red Chamber.
Mr. Ibrahim El-Ladan, the previous Clerk, retired due to his age, and Iloba took over.
The National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) retired El-Ladan on February 9, 2022.
El-ladan and another officer, Adebayo Anthony Adebanjo, were ordered to retire with immediate effect by the Commission, while Michael Okpara was ordered to retire in six months.
To take over from El-Ladan, the NASC appointed Iloba as acting Clerk of the Senate.
In a letter to this effect, on Tuesday and dated February 9, 2022, is with reference number NASC/PF/69/184.
It was titled: “Retirement from service” and addressed to Clerk to Senate, Dauda Ibrahim El-Ladan.
Parts of the letter reads: “The Commission at its 547th meeting held on Wednesday, 9th February, 2022, has approved your retirement from Service with effect from 9th February, 2022.
“The Commission wishes to acknowledge your immense contribution to the growth and development of the National Assembly Service.
“As you proceed on retirement, please handover your Office and other Government property in your possession to the Deputy Clerk, Senate (Legislative), Ilobah Isabella Ugochi.
“On behalf of the Commission, I pray that Almighty God will continue to grant you good health and success in your future endeavours.”
The letter was signed on behalf of the Executive Chairman of the NASC, Engr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi.
However, El-Ladan carried out his official assignment in the Senate Chambers on Tuesday unhindered.
The development led to a mild drama at the Senate Chambers as the Senators watched with disbelief and utter amazement as the retired former Clerk to Senate continued to perform his duties despite his retirement.