The National Assembly staff under the platform of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have threatened to shut down the federal parliament.

Their reason is the same old story of unpaid salaries, allowances and promotion arrears.

The workers at the weekend gave the National Assembly management a two-week ultimatum to pay all backlog of salaries and allowances or face industrial action.

They say that they would picket the National Assembly as well as the National Assembly Service Commission from Tuesday, December 4 to Thursday, December 6, 2018 to press home their demands.

The association threatened to commence an indefinite strike from December 14 if the National Assembly Management fails to meet their demands.

In its communique after a meeting, PASAN also demanded the immediate implementation of the consolidated legislative salary structure approved for staff of the National Assembly by the Senate and the House of Representatives in line with Section 6(9) and 19(1) of the National Assembly Service 2014.

They also called for the immediate commencement of the promotion exercise, with a view to ensuring that the postponed examination was conducted on or before December 31, 2018.

The communique which was signed by PASAN Chairman, Bature Musa and Secretary General, Suleiman Haruna, also asked the management to direct retired officers still sitting in their various offices to quit forthwith.

The workers also frowned at the use of consultancy services by the management, calling for an end to such practices.

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