Ekiti Legislative staff join Nationwide strike

The Legislative staff in Ekiti state has declared an indefinite strike from Tuesday 23rd March,2021.
This followed the directive of the National body of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria over the non implementation of the
Autonomy Act of 2018 and Presidential order 10,2020,which give financial autonomy for the legislative arm.
According to the letter signed by the National President PASAN, Usman Mohammed, legislative staff are to stay away from work from tomorrow Tuesday until further notice.
According to the National President of the Body,”The Union having exhausted all attempts aimed at asking for the implementation of the Financial
Autonomy by the Federal Government after 21 days,
14 days and 7 days ultimatums. At this juncture, the Union has no other option than to direct our members to embark on an indefinite strike.
“The Union has been magnanimous by allowing
ample time so that the Federai Government through
His Excellency; President Mohammed Buhari’s
Implementation Committee on Financial Autonomy for State Judiciary and Legislature would ensure the implementation of the Provisions of the Constitution
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for over two years now.”
“Our members have run out of patience and have
resolved to forthwith put an end to further delays to
the implementation of the Financial Autonomy.”
“As the Union’s Motto reads, “Service for democracy” The Union shall remain committed to
serving the nations democracy but the continuous non-implementation of the Financial Autonomy is a
huge obstacle to democracy and the principles of separation of powers.
“Consequently, the Union will commence indefinite strike action on the morning of Tuesday 23 of
March 2021, until full implementation of the letters of our Constitution as provided in Section 121 (3) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended) and Presidential Order 10, 2020.”

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