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Legislative aides protest over non payment of salary at National Assembly

Under the auspices of the “Concerned National Assembly Legislative Aides Forum”, legislative aides on Tuesday protested on the floor of the National Assembly over unpaid salaries.

The workers after discussing with the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila later shelved the proposed strike.

The aides had stormed the floor of the Assembly and in demonstrations carried placards with several inscriptions.

They accused the Clerk of the joint House, Olatunde Ojo of failure to clear their salary arrears, implement Consolidated Legislative Salary Structure (CONLESS) and minimum wage. They are also protesting non-payment of Duty Tour Allowances (DTA), lack of training and Conditions of Service.

Later on Tuesday, Chairman of the National Assembly Aides Forum, Comrade Salisu Zuru presented the written demands of the group to the Speaker.

In response, the speaker promised the union that the leadership of the National Assembly would look into their case.

He said it was “inexcusable” not to pay workers arrears dating back to 2019.

“We appreciate you for bringing these demands to our attention and we will attend to it accordingly.”

The workers later signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the full implementation of the new national minimum wage and the revised conditions of service with the National Assembly Management.

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