Parliamentary Staff Backs 5 Years Extension For NASS, Assembly Officers 

Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) said it welcome the five years extension of service for the staff of the National Assembly and the State Houses of Assembly. 
The association took the decision in a communique signed by the National President and            Secretary General, Comrade Mohammed Usman                 and                    Comrade Hammed Awobifa respectively, after it 19th National Executive Council (NEC) meeting of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) held in Abuja on Thursday 21st October, 2021.
According to the communique, “NEC in session supports the five years  extension of service years for the National Assembly and the State  Houses of Assemblies staffs.”
The association also berated speakers of the State Houses of Assembly for not pressuring their state governors to sign the local government autonomy bills.
The NEC in session said it deliberated on a wide range of issues affecting the welfare of her members and the progress of the Financial Autonomy for the Legislature.
At the end of deliberation, the Council commends the National Executive Council (NEC), the Central Working Committee (CWC), and Chapters of the union for their unalloyed support, resilience and steadfastness to the struggle for Financial Autonomy.
“National Executive Council (NEC) in session is displeased at the breach of the Memorandum of Action (MOA) entered with the Governors Forum by the Governors.
 “National Executive Council (NEC) in session is disappointed at the Speakers of the Houses of Assemblies lackadaisical attitude for failing to pass the necessary legislations, and for their inability to influence the Governors to sign same and set up necessary apparatus for the proper implementation of the autonomy.
“National Executive Council (NEC) in session frowns at the victimization  of our members in Rivers State, whose salaries were slashed for  participating in the lawful industrial action as directed by the union  and granted by the extant labour laws. NEC therefore calls on the  Rivers State.  Government should refund the slashed salaries,” the communique said.

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