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NASS workers revolt, say no pay, no sitting
Wed, 05 Dec 2018

National Assembly, workers made good their threat to shut down the third arm of government, yesterday, in protest against unpaid salaries and eight-year-old backlog of allowances and non-promotion by the management.
The protesting staff shut down both chambers of the parliament and effectively prevented Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara from convening plenary.

They also prevented some lawmakers, including the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, from accessing the chamber, threatening that until they are paid, the National Assembly won’t sit.

For over five minutes, Ekweremadu tried, without success, to convince the protesting staff. His pleas were rebuffed. Thereafter, Ekweremadu accessed his office through another route.

Saraki got into the building at about 10.25am but was advised to boycott the White House, which houses both chambers of the National Assembly.

Hours into the protest, Saraki resurfaced at the lobby of the White House where he addressed the aggrieved staff.

Using a public address system, Saraki promised to look into their challenges and promised to hold a meeting with the management, where the issues would be resolved.

Saraki’s assurance was met with shouts of ‘No! We want our money!”

His voice was drowned by the protesters, who vowed not to end the siege until their demands were meant.

On charting ways for implementation of CONLESS, Saraki asked the workers to give the management till Friday.

“Let me assure you that we are on the same page to ensure the implementation. We are not in direct control of the issue but we have asked your leadership to give us from now till Friday.”

The timeline, however, was not in agreement with the workers who insisted deliberations and decisions come earlier than Friday.

“What I am committing to you, alongside the leadership, is that we must find money to ensure the implementation of your demand. But, for us to find a solution, we must be able to sit down and hold a meeting.

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