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Budget Presentation Under Threat As PASAN Begins Strike

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The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), National Assembly chapter, will on Monday embark on a four day warning strike over unpaid allowances as the 2019  budget presentation by next week Wednesday under threat.

President Muhammadu Buhari had written National Assembly for the presentation of 2019 budget proposal to the joint session of National Assembly on next week Wednesday.

However, in a statement released and signed by the Publicity Secretary of National Assembly chapter of the Association, Sani  Chiroma said that the Association will on Monday 17th December embark on a four warning strike.

The statement reads:

“Sequel to our earlier notice of stroke action in the communiqué dated November 29, 2018. The congress of the Parliamentary Association of Nigeria (PASAN), National Assembly chapter unanimously resolved at its emergency congress held on December 14, 2018 to embark of a four day warning strike commencing from Monday 17th December till Thursday 20th of December, 2018.

“By this notice be kindly informed that the entire members of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) National Assembly chapter shall stay off their respective duties on the above mentioned dates.”

According Mohammed, the warning strike which would run till Dec. 20, was to press home the demands of the association.

The chairman advised that all members of the association should stay away from their duty posts during the period.

Members of PASAN had on Dec. 4 shut down operations at the National Assembly when they prevented lawmakers from sitting.

The grievances of PASAN include a new condition of service for members, promotion and payment of 28 per cent increment in salary captured as contained in the 2018 budget.

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