Protesters shut NASS over non-payment of salaries

Protesters shut NASS over non-payment of salaries

About 3,000 legislative aides to Senators and members of the House of Representatives are currently laying siege at the National Assembly over the non-payment of their salaries and allowances.

The aides according to the Punch, are accusing the lawmakers of owing them several months of entitlements.

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The aggrieved workers say the failure to pay their salaries has made it difficult for them to meet their basic needs.

Meanwhile the federal lawmakers have come under fire over their huge allowances which some has been termed as ‘illegal’ by concern groups.

Some protesters stormed the National Assembly on Thursday, October 6, to demand that to demand an end to the “illegal” allowances termed as “running cost” received by lawmakers.

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The cable reports that the protesters under the auspices of Citizen Action to Take Back Nigeria (TBN) have been camping out at the national assembly for two days running.

The group which faulted the huge allowances allocated to lawmakers complained that while the federal lawmakers were collecting huge allowances in the name of “running costs”, children were dying of hunger in the north east due to the brewing humanitarian crisis.


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