MOHAMMED, Sani-omolori Ataba

Born June 7, 1961,

Okene, North Central Nigeria



Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori,Born June 7, 1961, Without any gain-saying, Mohammed Ataba Sani-Omolori, the incumbent Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA), has done creditably in changing the landscape of the National Assembly since assumption of office on the 16th May, 2016. Within this short period everyone can attest to his dexterity towards up-scaling the facilities and technological proficiency of the bureaucracy and workforce in general. Under his watch, definite landmark transformation has taken place, ranging from massive renovation of the buildings, improved. security, parking lots, among others. He also introduced the click-in tech for across the institution with a workforce of over 5,000 legislative workforce within the system. Never can one forget to mention the introduction of Open Week which gave ample opportunities to Nigerians, CSOs, CBOs to interface with the members and management of National Assembly. Going through his work and professional experiences, one cannot but acknowledge the propensity of Sani-Omolori towards making National Assembly a hub of democratic institution across Africa. Sani-Omolori, who spoke recently at the international conference of Public Administration, organised by the Department of Public Administration of the Nasarawa State University, Keffi, with the theme: ‘Public Administration in Time of Reforms’, exhibited passion for institutional reforms and the need for the repositioning of legislative service, a departure from what he inherited. In his drive for a professional and highly motivated workforce that will deliver efficient services at all times, Sani-Omolori inaugurated a Committee on Personnel Audit on Tuesday, 20th December, 2016 with the mandate to ascertain the actual staff strength, structure and distribution of staff required for an ideal legislative management system etc. According to his profile, Sani-Omolori attended many Local and International courses, seminars and conferences, including: a Legal Drafting Course at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in 1991; another course in legislative drafting at the Royal Institute of Public Administration, London in 1992; and the Public Law Centre, New Orleans, Luciana, USA in June, 2001. Sani-Omolori enjoys membership of the following Local and International Bodies: The Nigerian Bar Association; African Bar Association; International Bar Association; Commonwealth Lawyers Association; Commonwealth Association of Legislative Counsels; Society of Clerk-at-the-Table; and Association of Secretary-Generals of Parliaments, etc. To different people, Sani-Omolori means many things. While some simply know him as the Clerk to the National Assembly of Nigeria, several others define him using his epic qualification as consummate lawyer, an accomplished technocrat, a great philanthropist and a servant leader. Until recently, many never knew that he’s of the Royal Family of the former Ohinoyi of Ebiraland, the late Mohammed Sani-Omolori, in Okene, on the 7th June, 1961. He started his early education at the Native Authority (Central) Primary School, Okene between 1966 and 1971. He had his secondary education at the Government secondary School, (now Abdul Azeez Attah Memorial College), Okene from 1972 –1976. Prince Sani-Omolori briefly served as a temporary employee of the Local School Management Board, Okene in 1976. Thereafter, he proceeded to the Katsina College of Arts, Science and Technology (KCAST), Zaria for his Advanced level Certificate from 1977 to 1979. After leaving KCAST, he was admitted into Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in 1979 for the Law Degree and he graduated in 1982 with LL.B (Hons). Upon graduation from ABU, Zaria, he proceeded to the Nigeria Law School, Lagos in 1982 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1983 as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He participated in the National Youth Service Corp Scheme (NYSC) in 1983. His first place of primary assignment was the Sokoto State House of Assembly. He subsequently transferred his service to the Headquarters of the 7th Mechanized Infantry Brigade of the Nigerian Army, Sokoto as a legal Adviser. Upon successful completion of his NYSC programme in 1984, Barrister Sani-Omolori had a stint of legal practice in the firm of Baba Amartey Chambers: Nasir Ajana and Company between 1984 and 1985. He also served as a Private Secretary to his father who was the Ohinoyi of Ebiraland and the Chairman of Ebira Traditional Council. His public service career began in 1985 with his engagement as a Legal Officer with Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited. In 1990, he joined the services of the defunct National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) as a Legal Officer where he served for exactly one year. In 1991, he took up an appointment with the National Assembly office. His career in the National Assembly has been challenging. Here, he was tasked with establishing and nurturing the Legal Department from its inception to its present status. He became the Acting Director, Legal Services Department in 2002, a position he held until 2006. In 2007, he was promoted to the substantive rank of Director and worked in that capacity until 4th February, 2010 when he became the Clerk, House of Representatives in the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, a position he occupied till 16th May, 2016 when he became the Clerk to the National Assembly. His leadership traits date back to his early days as a youngster while in school. His humility endeared him to several of his contemporaries in his school days, who elected him into several positions of responsibilities as follows: Secretary, Debating Society (1975); President, Social Club (1975 – 1975); Secretary, Muslim Students Society (1975 – 1976); Publicity Secretary, Ebira Students Association (1975); Secretary-General. KCAST Students Union (1977 – 1978); Member, KCAST Students’ Parliament (1978 – 1979); Publicity Secretary, Kwara State Students Association, KCAST Branch (1978 – 1979); Secretary, Ebira Students Association, KCAST Branch (1978 – 1979); Vice President, Muslim Students Society, KCAST Branch (1978 – 1979); Member, ABU Students Union Parliament, Kongo Campus (1979 -1980); Assistant Secretary, Law Students Union, Kongo (1979 – 1980); Assistant Publicity Secretary, Muslim Students Society, Kongo Branch (1979 – 1980; and Secretary-General, Students Union, ABU, Zaria (1981).
Gender: Male
Name of Spouse
State of Origin: Kogi State
Father's Name Mohammed Sani-Omolori,
Mother's Name
Profession Lawyer
Working Experience Local School Management Board, Okene in 1976. , Baba Amartey law firm , Nasir Ajana and Company between 1984 and 1985. , Ajaokuta Steel Company Limited. , National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) as a Legal Officer , National Assembly office. 1991 , Clerk, House of Representatives , Clerk to the National Assembly.
Native Authority (Central) Primary School, Okene between 1966-1971..Government secondary School, (now Abdul Azeez Attah Memorial College),1972 –1976.. Katsina College of Arts, Science and Technology (KCAST), Zaria 1977-1979,. Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria 1979-1982

Ciroma of Ebira land, Kogi State,

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