By | Adebayo Fajinmi
The national leadership of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) has declared indefinite strike action, taking effect on the morning of Tuesday.
The strike action is meant to demand full implementation of financial autonomy for all State Houses of Assembly.
The President of the Union, Com. Mohammad Usman disclosed this in a press briefing at the National Secretariat of the Union in Abuja on Monday.
According to its president, “this is due to the unwillingness of the federal government to implement the financial autonomy Act of 2018 and Presidential Order 10, 2020.”
In his statement, the union had first given twenty-one days ultimatum issued on 27th of January, fourteen days ultimatum issued on 18th February and Seven days ultimatum issued on 12th March, but government has refused to listen.
Speaking with TOS News earlier before the press briefing, Com. Mohammed said Senate President, Ahmed Lawan invited the leadership of the Union to a closed door meeting which is a reason why the event didn’t hold at 12pm as scheduled. Fielding questions from journalists afterward, PASAN’s president said, the meeting did not hold.