Federal lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Thursday called for the suspension of the Acting Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Lady Azuka Azinge, over her refusal to obey a resolution passed by the House.
The move followed the consideration and adoption of a motion on matters of urgent public importance brought by Hon. Mohammed Gudaji Kazaure (APC, Jigawa), calling attention to what he described as “flagrant disregard for the Parliament”.
Presenting a Motion on the floor of the House on Thursday, Kazaure said there is the need to investigate and apply appropriate sanctions on the CAC’s Acting Registrar for her refusal to obey resolutions emanating from the House.
He recalled that, “On Thursday, 25th of April, 2019 the House considered the report of the Committee on Public Petitions and consequently resolved to urge the Corporate Affairs Commission to reinstate Sule Sale Ibrahim Kazaure to his work and urged the Commission to pay all his salaries and entitlements from the date he was unlawfully dismissed from the service.”
According to him, since 17th May 2019, the House directed the Commission to obey the House resolutions but the Ag Registrar allegedly refused saying that, the decisions of the Commission’s Central Disciplinary Committee supersedes the House resolutions.
Kazaure cited a letter from the CAC with reference number: CAC/RG/SEN/126/VOL.IV dated July 3, 2019 obviously addressed to the leadership of the Senate, and or the National Assembly – saying that the CAC boss is of the opinion that “the National Assembly does not have any power for them to challenge their decision.
“Constitutionally, the report of the House Committee on Public Petitions considered by the House and passed as a resolution must be conveyed to any agency and parastatal as the binding parliamentary decision.
“The CAC acting Registrar underrated the power of the legislature given by the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria”, he said.