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Just in: Workers’ strike paralyses National Assembly

Activities at the National Assembly have been paralysed on Monday following the warning strike embarked on by the civil servants working in the National Assembly.…

Activities at the National Assembly have been paralysed on Monday following the warning strike embarked on by the civil servants working in the National Assembly.

Our correspondent observed that hundreds of people could not have access to the assembly complex even as the power and water supplies have been cut as a result of the strike.

The staff, on the platform of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), ‎had on Friday resolved to embark on a 4-day warning strike, beginning from Monday.

They took the decision during their congress, following what they called the “management’s attitude towards their plight”.

A notice signed last week by PASAN chairman, Musa Bature Muhammad, said all the National Assembly staff ‎should “stay off their respective duties” from Monday, December 17 to 20, 2018.

Daily Trust reports that the National Assembly staff had, about a fortnight ago, shut down the federal legislature for hours, preventing the 109 senators and 360‎ members of the House of Representatives from sitting at plenary.

They said the strike would be to drive home their demands, which included prompt payment of all their allowances for several years, ‎payment of promotion arrears, promotion of qualified staff, improvement of conditions of service, among others.