- The entrance of the National Assembly Complex was blocked by Staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission
- According to them, the management of the National Assembly of reneging on a Memorandum of Understanding to fully implement the revised condition of service
- As a result of this, the staff vowed to go on an indefinite strike, and the strike will be total and comprehensive
In another interesting for Nigeria, staff of the National Assembly and National Assembly Service Commission have blocked the main entrance into the National Assembly Complex.
The Nation Newspaper reports that the workers under the auspices of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) had on Friday, June 3, warned that they will commence an indefinite strike on Monday.
They accused the management of the National Assembly of reneging on a Memorandum of Understanding to fully implement the revised condition of service and the training and re-Training of staff.
They are also asking for the payment of arrears of Minimum wage, leave grant and other allowances. The workers blocked the gate with their coastal bus and human shield. They vowed that the strike will be total and indefinite.
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Battleline drawn as Buhari, Malami sue NASS at Supreme Court
Meanwhile, the duo of President Muhammadu Buhari and the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, have sued the National Assembly at the Supreme Court over the controversial section 84(12) of the 2022 Electoral Act.
President Buhari and Malami are seeking the apex court's interpretation of the clause in the new legislation. In the suit, the plaintiff mentioned the National Assembly as the sole defendant.
The president and AGF Malami are seeking an order from the court to strike out the section of the Electoral Act, claiming that it was inconsistent with Nigeria’s constitution.
Appellate court upholds validity of Section 84(12) of Electoral Act
Meanwhile, the Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja, on Wednesday, vacated the judgment of the Federal High Court in Umuahia, Abia state, which voided the provision of section 84(12) of the Electoral Act, 2022.
The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-man panel of Justices led by Justice Hamma Akawu Barka, held that the high court acted without jurisdiction.