Ogun House Of Assembly Shut Over Call For National Strike By Parliamentary Staff Association Of Nigeria, PASAN.
Plenary and other legislative activities were grounded at the Ogun Assemby as Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, state chapter, joined other 35 states of the federation on an indefinite strike.
Radio Nigeria reports that the strike was as a result of the refusal of government to implement financial autonomy for state houses of Assembly as enshrined in the 1999 constitution, As amended.
Addressing the journalist, the State Chairman, Parliamentary staff association of Nigeria, Mr. James Obanla noted that the assembly staff had to join the strike as ordered by the national body of PASAN, saying that all activities would be grounded indefinitely.
Mr Obanla explained that several notice had been issued to the government on the need to implement the financial autonomy signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari.
Speaking on the benefits of the financial autonomy when fully implemented, he opined that the autonomy would enhance the business of government and also provide room for separation of power.
Meanwhile,The Speaker , Ogun State House of Assembly Mr. Olakunle Oluomo has appealed to the State Chapter of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria ,PASAN to be calm and allow for further engagements between the Conference of Speakers of State legislatures and Forum of Governors.
Mr Oluomo made the appeal today, while addressing the leadership of the Association in the State led by Mr James Obanla.
The Speaker explained that further engagements between the concerned parties became important to sort out grey areas, especially on the implementation process of the autonomy.
Mr Oluomo added that the forum of Governors have promised to resolve the issue within the next two weeks, to enable smooth implementation.