- The association of parliamentary workers in Nigeria has announced an indefinite nationwide strike
- Comrade Usman Mohammed, the association's president, said the industrial action begins on Tuesday, March 23
- The group said the strike will continue until the FG implements the Financial Autonomy Act of 2018 and Presidential Order 10, 2020
Workers at the National Assembly, under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, will begin an indefinite strike today, Tuesday, March 23, across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Leadership reported that the national president of PASAN, Usman Mohammed, said the strike became necessary due to the federal government’s unwillingness to implement the Financial Autonomy Act of 2018 and Presidential Order 10, 2020.
Mohammed said the union has no other option other than to embark on an indefinite strike after giving the federal government several ultimatums.
The PASAN president said the strike will remain effective until the federal government implements the union's demands.
Also reporting the development, Channels TV stated the PASAN presidents the union has been magnanimous by allowing ample time in the last two years for the government to implement the provisions of the constitution.
He added that members of the union have run out of patience and have resolved to put an end to further delays to the implementation of the Financial Autonomy Act.
In another related development, polytechnic lecturers in Nigeria have announced they are embarking on a strike on April 6, 2021.
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) said unresolved issues with the federal government and some states prompted their planned strike.
ASUP in a communiqué signed by its president, Anderson Ezeibe, accused the government of failing to pay 10 months arrears of the new minimum wage owed its members. The association also demanded that some state governments should pay up arrears of the new minimum wage owed state polytechnic lecturers.
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