STRIKE: PASAN shut down House of Assembly

Members of the Kano State Chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, on Monday shut down the state House Assembly as they joined a nationwide strike declared by the union’s national body.

The chairman of the state chapter of PASAN, Bashir Yahaya, confirmed the closure of the Assembly on Monday while speaking to newsmen.

He said the strike is over the failure of the state government to implement financial autonomy for its legislative arm.

“Yes, we have joined the strike as directed by the national president of our association.

“The strike followed the expiration of an ultimatum the union gave to the government to implement financial autonomy for the legislature,” he said.

“The union was patient for two years after President Muhammadu Buhari signed the Financial Autonomy Act, but state governors have failed to implement it,” he explained.

He said the association would continue the strike until their demands were met, adding that the state Assembly would remain closed until there is a counter directive from the national body.

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