Financial Autonomy: Osun Assembly Workers Joins Nationwide Strike, Shuts Assembly Gate

Staff of the Osun House of Assembly, under the umbrella of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, joined other Assembly workers nationwide in embarking on strike to call for the implementation of Financial Autonomy for the legislature.

Radio Nigeria Correspondent, reports that the staff, shut the Osun Assembly complex gate and carrying various placards which reads: “Financial Autonomy, No going back”,  “Financial Separation”, “Service for Democracy”.

The Chairman of Osun Assembly Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, Mr. Akeem Adesina said the national association of their union had directed members, which Osun is included, to embark on indefinite strike to demand for the implementation of the Executive Order 10 on Financial Autonomy for the Legislative arm of government.

Comrade Adesina noted that President Muhammadu Buhari had accented to the Executive Order 10 in 2018 which State governments refused to implement.

It will be recalled that that the Parliamentary workers has earlier stages a protest on March 9 calling on National Assembly to take necessary steps to ensure the implementation of Financial Autonomy.

Funmi Adekoya

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