Reporter : SCHOLAR ABAGA
The Parliamentary Staff Association Of Nigeria (PASAN) says the on-going strike will not be called off until it’s demands are met.
The Chairman, Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria in in Anambra State, Comrade Clinton Onubuiyi, who announced this in Awka, decried the delay in the implementation of Order Ten issued by the Federal Government, which gave autonomy to the legislative arm of government.
Radio Nigeria witnessed that the entrance gate of the Anambra State House of Assembly Complex was under lock as the striking workers pressed home their demand on legislative autonomy.
Comrade Onubuiyi stated that the essence of the strike was to make the executive arm of government to ensure full implementation of the autonomy granted to the state Houses of Assembly by Order Ten of the presidency.
According to him, the Order Ten instructed that the Legislative Arm would be fully independent both financially and administratively, which has not been implemented.
Contributing, the Vice Chairman of the State PASSAN,
Mrs. Ogechukwu Emenaka, expressed regret that the state governments had not seen the welfare of legislative staff as a priority.
She expressed optimism that implementation of Order Ten would address the issue.
A staff of the state Assembly, Comrade Chukwudi Odinye, stated the strike was Nationwide and pleaded with the state Government to implement what the Federal Government had approved when the bill was passed.
The legislative staff embarked on the indefinite strike since Tuesday this week, while the gate of the complex was under lock.