Acting Clerk to the National Assembly, CNA, Architect Amos Olatunde Ojo, has promised that his administration would improve on the staff welfare while making accountability, transparency and discipline his watchwords.
Ojo also vowed to rejuvenate the National Assembly and its bureaucracy, adding that the federal legislature would be “a place of international reckoning” under him.
The acting CNA, who spoke while receiving the leadership of the Association of Nigerian Chartered Architects, ANCA, yesterday in Abuja, further pledged to carry everyone along in the discharge of his duties for the general success of his administration.
He said: “You know that integrity matters even in the practice of architecture and here also that is what I focus on to make sure that I don’t let you (ANCA) down and the entire nation.
“Also when we look at any built environment, of course, we operate in built environments and anywhere architects are found, they make sure they improve the environment.
“We don’t leave it the way we met it but we make sure that we improve on it. In the same way that is what my mind thinks and the mind of this administration as well.
“We have to make sure that during our tenure, we have to improve on the wellbeing of our staff.
“We will look at our environment and make it a place of international reckoning so that anybody who comes to Nigeria and wants to see our parliamentary environment, when they come here, they will know that this place is being managed by somebody who has architectural knowledge and comes from a good environment as well.
“Therefore, just as we do in practice, architects are transparent in practice, we have other professionals working with us, whatever it is, and we carry them along.
“The same thing is what I want to do during my tenure. I want all my colleagues to be carried along.”
Ojo specifically promised that the staff would be trained and re-trained through various professional programmes, the way the Architects Registration Council of Nigeria, ARCON improves the skills and efficiencies of its members.
“In the same manner, we will borrow from that, I want to make sure that my staff, the entire community, are trained and retrained so that they don’t remain just the way they are or be stale in any manner.
“So whether we like it or not, we are still doing what we used to do and what we are still doing in practice that is what we also do here.
“On the agitation for staff welfare, I want to align myself with the generality of the staff that at this time we want to see as much as possible that we give proper attention to such agitation concerning welfare and training to make sure that we give everybody the sense of belonging through training, retraining and general welfare.”
Earlier, the leader of the delegation, Architect Muktar Muhammed Mai, said they had come to felicitate with the acting ANCA on his recent appointment by the National Assembly Service Commission, NASC.
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