Legislative aides protest over nonpayment of salaries

Legislative aides protest over nonpayment of salaries

- Legislative aides of federal lawmakers protest over the death of their colleague which they attribute to his inability to pay his hospital bill

- The aides blame the death of their colleagues on the irregular payment of salaries and allowances by the National Assembly Management

- A representative of the Senate president tells the workers that Bukola Saraki will look into the issues raised

A protest by leaders of over three thousand legislative aides of federal lawmakers over the non-payment of salaries and allowances has forced the Senate president, Bukola Sarki to call a meeting with the management of the National Assembly.

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The protest by the aides was triggered by the death of their colleague which they attributed to his inability to pay his hospital bill.

The deceased, until his death was an aide to deputy speaker, House of Representatives, Honourable Yusuf Lasun.

Saraki calls urgent meeting as over 3,000 legislative aides protest at NASS (photos)
Their protest was triggered by the death of one of their colleague

He reportedly died after he could not raise the sum of N165,000 to pay for his appendicitis operation.

He was scheduled to undergo surgery on June 5, 2017, his colleagues said.

But Abiodun reportedly died from ruptured appendicitis on June 9 after been unable to raise the funds for the surgery.

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The aides blamed the death of their colleagues on the irregular payment of salaries and allowances by the National Assembly management.

They took their protest to the entrance of the Senate chamber where they accosted Senate president, Bukola Saraki.

The Senate president later mandated his deputy chief of staff, Gbenga Makanjuola to listen to them.

The aggrieved aides where later assured by the representative of the Senate president that the issue would be resolved by Saraki.

See some photos of the protest below:

Saraki calls urgent meeting as over 3,000 legislative aides protest at NASS (photos)
The aides complained over the irregular payment of salaries and allowances by the National Assembly management

Saraki calls urgent meeting as over 3,000 legislative aides protest at NASS (photos)
The aides took their protest to the entrance of the Senate chamber

Saraki calls urgent meeting as over 3,000 legislative aides protest at NASS (photos)
Abiodun reportedly died from ruptured appendicitis on June 9

Saraki calls urgent meeting as over 3,000 legislative aides protest at NASS (photos)
The aides were assured that their grievances would be attended to

In other news, Senator Dino Melaye has called on the Nigerian Senate to declare a state of emergency in Kogi state following the violence that has occurred in parts of the state.

Legit.ng learnt that Senator Melaye made the call during plenary on Tuesday, June 13, in Abuja.

The senator who represents Kogi west alleged that there was a satanic and wicked manifestation by Governor Yahaya Bello of Kogi state and his cronies against him.

The Melaye said the breakdown of public order in Kogi needed extraordinary effort as a state of emergency, noting that security in Kogi had deteriorated since Bello became governor.

In the video below Charles Oputa popularly called Area Fada led a group of Nigerians to stage a protest on the streets of Lagos against the government.

Source: Legit.ng

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