Parliamentary staff vow to shut down National, State assemblies

Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have declared their intentions to embark on a nationwide strike on Wednesday, October 25 2023, if their demands are not addressed by the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum it issued in September.

The union demanded, among other things, that state governors should commence immediate implementation of financial autonomy for State Assemblies in line with the 1999 Constitution.

A letter of notice written to the Chairman of the Nigerian Governors’ Forum, Chairman of the Forum of Speakers and the Department of State Security Services, the workers noted that they had earlier issued a 21-day strike notice and will therefore no do same this time around.

The letter signed by PASAN National President, Mohammed Usman, “reiterates the Union’s preparedness to direct the members to embark on the proposed strike action if its demands are not yielded to”.

The PASAN chief vowed that his members would continue the industrial action indefinitely until the management meets their demands.

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