State Houses of assembly workers have threatened to begin a nationwide strike over the non-implementation of financial autonomy for the state legislature.
The workers, under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), said they have given a 21-day ultimatum to President Muhamamdu Buhari.
The strike notice addressed to the president, dated January 27, 2021, said the union members have been patient for two years without implementation.
“Failure to meet the above demand at the end of 21 days ultimatum will leave the union with no other option than to direct all it’s members nationwide to embark on an indefinite strike. By implication, the nationwide strike shall see the shutdown of the National Assembly, the National Assembly Service Commissions, all State Houses of Assembly, all State Houses of Assembly Service Commissions among others,” the union said.
The union said: “Our members have run out of patience and have resolved to forthwith put an end to condoning further delays to the implementation of the financial autonomy for state Houses of Assembly.”