Oyo assembly workers embark on indefinite strike over financial autonomy

 

Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) in Oyo state House of Assembly Monday embarked on indefinite strike.

The striking workers shut all the gates leading to the state House of Assembly complex with placards and inscription on their demands. 

The Oyo state chairman of PASAN, Mr. Yemi Alade, while speaking with journalists declared that the strike was indefinite.

He maintained that the blocking of gates will continue until their demands are met, adding that the PASAN members are seeking implementation of financial autonomy for state legislatures, adding that Governor Seyi Makinde should comply with section 121 (3a, 3b and 4a) of the 1999 constitution (as altered). 

He stated that legislative staff are yet to see the results of what was  promised the workers during a meeting with the governor’s forum on the PASAN agitations as well as that of the chairman, Conference, Speakers of State Legislatures of Nigeria, Honourable Adebo Ogundoyin at the weekend.

The protesting legislative workers are among others calling for implementation of the Consolidated Legislative Salary Structures (CONLESS) for staff of the assembly and commission as well as full implementation of the salary structures with other legislative allowances at 100 percent.