Legislative actions on the National Assembly have been grounded on Tuesday.
It was a day of agitations and protests as the whole members of workers of the Nationwide Meeting virtually prevented the Senate and the Home of Representatives in addition to their committees from sitting.
The employees below the aegis of Parliamentary Workers Affiliation of Nigeria (PASAN) have been protesting over unpaid salaries, allowances and promotion arrears.
They took over the important areas of the Nationwide Meeting together with the doorway of the 2 chambers, the Nationwide Meeting foyer and prevented lawmakers from getting into the chambers.
The employees on the weekend had issued a communique after its assembly and gave the Nationwide Meeting administration a two- week ultimatum to pay all backlog of salaries and allowances or face industrial motion.
In accordance with the Affiliation, it could picket the Nationwide Meeting in addition to the Nationwide Meeting Service Fee
They threatened to start an indefinite strike from December 14, 2018, if the Nationwide Meeting Administration fails to satisfy their calls for.
And the Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, assured that the employees’ demand relating to the approval of the Consolidated Wage Construction will likely be applied quickly.
“On the management of the Senate, we do not have the likelihood to know if the cash will likely be paid now,” Sarakisaid.
“What I’m committing to you is to ship for the Clerk to the Nationwide Meeting and administration and be certain that we discover cash instantly to make sure its implementation of the wage construction.
“why I can’t say when now I would as a result of that duty of the place these funds are aren’t identified to me”
“We’ve got agreed that when you enable us, the report on the situation of service needs to be thought-about instantly. We’re ready for Administration to take a seat with us. If we are able to meet with Administration at this time, we will talk with you. However for that to occur, enable us to satisfy with administration. And allow us to them inform us within the interim the place they will get cash and pay you instantly.”