I’ll ensure welfare of legislative aides – NASSLAF president

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By Naomi Sharang

Mr Emeka Nwala, newly elected president, National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum (NASSLAF), has pledged to ensure the welfare of members of the forum.

He made the pledge in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Sunday.

Nwala, who is Chief of Staff to Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu (APC-Abia), said he would work assiduously to restore “our lost welfare such as DTA and training.”

“During the 6th Assembly, we used to have training in and outside Abuja. After the 6th Assembly, we have not had something like that.

“That was the time all categories of staff welfare was provided,” he said.

Nwala further said he would focus on housing scheme and car loans for members of NASSLAF.

“I will focus on housing scheme and car loans to assist our members to make sure that at the end of my tenure, people can have even if it’s a flat of their own,” he said.

The president also said he would operate an open door policy and be fair to all members irrespective of ethnic linings.

“I will carry everyone along; all categories of aides irrespective of where they come from, we are all the same. I will run an open door policy,” he said.

NAN reports that Nwala was on Friday, March 8, elected as President of NASSLAF after securing 29 votes to beat his opponent, Afeez Kelani who polled 19 votes.

Nwala would preside over legislative aides drawn from the Senate and House of Representatives, including the Chiefs of Staff to the President of the Senate and Speaker, Deputies, Principal officers and aides of lawmakers of both chambers. (NAN)

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Edited by Salif Atojoko

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