Parliamentary staff in Nasarawa urge state govt to offer permanent jobs to casual workers

Parliamentary staff in Nasarawa urge state govt to offer permanent jobs to casual workers

- Parliamentary workers in Nasarawa state have appealed to the state government to offer permanent jobs to casual staff of the House of Assembly

- The workers made the demand on Thursday, January 31, through the chairman of their association, Dauda Nuhu

- Nuhu says workers will be more committed if offered permanent and pensionable jobs

The newly elected chairman of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Nasarawa state chapter, Dauda Nuhu, has appealed to the state government to offer permanent jobs to casual staff of the House of Assembly.

Nuhu, who spoke with newsmen in Lafia on Thursday, January 31, shortly after he was elected as chairman of the body, said that workers would be more committed if offered permanent and pensionable jobs, News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.

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Legit.ng gathers that he said the association would work with management to boost the welfare of the assembly’s staff, and promised to carry members along while working for them.

Earlier, Obiri Uji, chairman of the Electoral Committee, had commended members of the association for their orderly conduct during the election.

Other officials elected included Aluma Joseph, Danjuma Abbe, Aishatu Abdullahi as vice chairman, secretary and financial secretary, respectively

Others are Phoebe Caleb, Luka Koku and Benjamin Affi, who were elected as welfare secretary, publicity secretary and assistant secretary, respectively.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the All Progressives Congress (APC) said welfare of workers was a cardinal policy of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration.

Malam Lanre Issa-Onilu, APC national publicity secretary, stated this on Monday, December 17, 2018, in Abuja.

Issa-Onilu was reacting to the four-day warning strike embarked upon by the National Assembly workers which resulted to shutdown of the legislative complex. He described the development as shameful and called on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP)-led National Assembly to save the country from the national embarrassment.

He specifically called on the Senate president, Bukola Saraki, and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, to do the needful by attending to the demands of the parliamentary workers.

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The APC secretary noted that the development was a sad reminder of what Nigerians witnessed under the PDP administration.

He said: “The PDP’s 16-year rule was characterised by such incidences of unpaid salaries, ghost workers and a shocking disdain for workers’ welfare."

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