There was a protest as Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) who protested the non-implementation of financial autonomy for state assemblies shut down the National Assembly in Abuja on Tuesday.
The protesters, who are at the main entrance of the National Assembly are wielding placards threat to embark on a four-days strike.
They have threatened to shut down both chambers of the parliament and all Houses of Assembly in the 36 States of the federation in the next six days if the Senate and House of Representatives fail to do the needful.
Speaking to journalists during the protest, which prevented vehicles from gaining access into the complex, PASAN President, Mohammed Usman, said the association is wondering why the implementation has not been done two years after the law was passed.
He accused the governors for preventing the implementation of the law.
The President of the Parliamentary Workers Association of Nigeria, Mohammed Usman, said, “Enough is enough! When there is no legislation, there is no country. They want to deny the independence of the legislature, we will not allow that. If they continue to deny us financial autonomy, we will use everything in our arsenal to fight them.
“We are after the governors, we are after the implementation committee that the needful must be done.
In the next six days, if the implementation is not done, we will shut down the whole 36 states assemblies including the National Assembly.”
During the protest, the placard-carrying parliamentary workers also submitted a letter to the leadership of the House of Representatives and the Senate on their demands.
In the letter signed by the National President, Comrade Mohammed Usman, and acting General Secretary, Comrade Ikechukwu, the workers’ association threatened to direct all its members nationwide to embark on an indefinite strike action if their demands are not met.