Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have brought activities at the National Assembly to a standstill as they protest over unpaid salaries.
The protesting workers, who began a four-day warning strike, barricaded the NASS complex thereby preventing anyone from gaining access
One of the leaders, Mr. Odo Chris told the protesting members to stick to their agreement with the police to embark on a strike action and not a protest that will prevent other people from gaining access to the National Assembly complex.
The grievances of PASAN include a new condition of service for members, promotion, and payment of 28 percent increment in salary captured as contained in the 2018 budget.
The strike has come two days before President Muhammadu Buhari’s presentation of the 2019 appropriation to a joint session of the National Assembly.
See a video of the bedlam shared by ChannelsTV below.
Meanwhile, Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara have ordered the clerk of the National Assembly to look into the grievances of the workers in a bid to avert the strike.