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PASAN Moves To Ground NASS, State Assembly Over Financial Autonomy For State Legislatures

By Centus Nweze

States houses of assemblies across the country and the apex Parliament in Abuja, the National Assembly, may be grounded soon if threats by Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), is anything to go by.

It was gathered by elombah.com that the union of legislative workers are resolved to commence the process of embarking on an industrial action to press home their demand for immediate implementation of Financial autonomy for State legislatures in the country.

The resolution is contained in a five-point communique issued at the end of its18th National Executive Council (NEC) Meeting in Abuja, on Thursday 12th November, 2020.

The NEC of the union in session said it deliberated on a wide range of issues affecting the welfare of her Members and the progress of the Association, at the end of which it resolved as follows:

“That NEC expressed her disappointment over the lukewarm attitudes of the Speakers Forum over the Governor’s joint suite at the court challenging the Financial Autonomy of the State Legislature.

“That NEC is displeased with the delay in the implementation of Financial Autonomy of the State legislatures therefore shall commence the process of industrial action immediately to ensure its implementation,” said the release signed by Muhammed Usman, National President of PASAN and the Secretary General, Com. Yusuf Suleman.

The union also expressed gratitude to the leadership of the National Assembly under the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, House Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila and the Clerk to the National Assembly, Arc. Amos Olatunde Ojo for their unwavering support towards the upliftment of the Association.

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