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Security Operatives Take Over National Assembly As Workers Protest Unpaid Allowances

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Security operatives on Monday took over the National Assembly complex following the protest embarked on by legislative workers over the non-payment of their salaries and allowances.

Naija News gathered that the workers under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) closed all the entrances into the assembly singing solidarity songs and carrying placards with different inscriptions.

In order to avoid the breakdown of law and order, operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) and police officers manned every exit in the assembly complex

Some of the hooded operatives were seen in two Hilux vehicles at the entrance of the legislative building.

Recall that the workers had last week Thursday sent a letter to the DSS and the Nigeria Police Force notifying them of their intention to commence an industrial strike and picket the federal parliament on Monday.

They accused the management of the National Assembly of failure to honour a memorandum of understanding entered into by the two parties.

Some of their demands include; Payment of 50 percent balance of Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS), five months CONPECULIAR allowances, immediate release of year 2022 training template and evidence of provision of gratuity for retiring staff, end of the Year bonus and payment of promotion arrears to deserving workers.

The protesters also vowed to picket the National Assembly Service Commission on Tuesday.



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