Unpaid salaries: National Assembly staff begin strike Tuesday

NASS Legislative aides petition Buhari over non-payment of allowances
Protesting NASS staff

Staff of legislators in the National Assembly are set to embark on strike to protest the non-payment of their salaries and allowances.

They are operating under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN.

The first phase of their protest will be carried out between December 4 and 8.

The decision of the staff was made known in a statement issued in Abuja by the Secretary General of PASAN, Mr. Suleiman Haruna.

He explained that the decision was taken as a result of the non-challant attitude of the legislators over the matter.

The demand, he said, included the release of “all pending staff promotions.”

They also want the release of conversion letters with arrears fully paid on or before December 31.

“The association has already issued a two-week ultimatum to the management to fulfill these demands or face strike,” he said.

He said apart from protest, they would picket to ensure total compliance by all the staff of the National Assembly.

It would be recalled that the staff had staged a protest on October 9 to welcome the legislators from recess.

They demanded that they should be paid their allowances and salaries which had accumulated since the inception of the 8th Assembly.