PASAN to shut down NASS, Houses of Assembly from Monday

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The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, has directed its members nationwide to shut down the National Assembly and all the 36 State Houses of Assembly from midnight of March 22 indefinitely.
Members of the PASAN who are legislative workers said the indefinite strike will be used to press home their demands, especially on the issue of legislative autonomy.
According to a statement from the association, the major grievance of its members is the “non- implementation of Financial Autonomy Act and Presidential Order of October 10,2020.”
The order for the shut down of the legislative houses was contained in the statement which was jointly signed by the PASAN’s President, Comrade Usman Muhammad and its Acting Secretary,  Comrade Ikechukwu Alaribe made available to newsmen in Port Harcourt.
The statement also warned its members that, “no Chapter leadership should engage in any negotiation as all negotiations must be done centrally.”
Should the nationwide strike hold, the  legislative arm of government across the country would be shutdown thereby crippling the law making businesses and oversight functions by lawmakers.