National Assembly workers begin strike, block gates
Workers stormed the entrances to the National Assembly complex in the early hours of Monday, December 17, to barricade the gates and prevent entry.
More security operatives have been deploy to manage the protesters.
Meanwhile, National Assembly chapter of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) had earlier threatened to embark on an indefinite strike due to poor conditions of service and management’s lackadaisical attitude to its demands.
It was reported that while rising from an emergency congress, the association gave the National Assembly management two weeks to address the issues raised or it would embark on the indefinite strike on December 14.
The association also resolved to picket the premises of the federal legislature from Tuesday, December 4, to Thursday, December 6, on issues bordering on Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS).
They also said that both Senate president Bukola Saraki and speaker, Yakubu Dogara, in line with their statutory mandate, should take urgent steps to nominate members of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC).
National Assembly workers begin strike