OrderPaperToday – Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) has threatened to embark on an indefinite national industrial action, if the financial autonomy for all state Houses of Assembly is not fully implemented within 21 days of its demand.
PASAN, in a notice dated January 27 and addressed to President Muhammadu Buhari, also accused the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) of frustrating the implementation of financial autonomy for state Houses of Assembly.
In the notice jointly signed its president and secretary, Muhammad Usman and Drison Suleiman, respectively, PASAN lamented the plight of members following the failure to implement the full autonomy for state legislators.
It warned that it would ensure that the National Assembly, National Assembly Service Commissions, all state Houses of Assembly, state Houses of Assembly Service Commissions, among others, are shut down.
“Our members have run out of patience and have resolved to forthwith put an end to condoning further delays to the implementation of the financial autonomy for State Houses of Assembly. Consequent upon the forgoing, the union has resolved to, in defence of democracy, issue a 21-day ultimatum to our employers and all other bodies charged with the implementation of letters of our constitution.
“These include Federal Government, the presidential Implementation Committee on Financial Autonomy for State Judiciary and legislature, to ensure full implementation of financial autonomy in all the 36 State Houses of the Federation as provided in Section 121(3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria as amended and in Executive Oder 10,” the notice read.
This notice is sequel to an earlier one served in November last year by PASAN.
Reporting by Oscar Chukwugekwu