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striking workers seal off National assembly complex, For the second time in two weeks.

The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) has sealed off the National Assembly complex as it began a four-day warning strike on Monday , December 17.

The workers are pressing for payment of their outstanding salary arrears, allowances and other welfare packages. The main entrance, all other gates leading in and out of the complex have been closed by the striking workers in protest.  

They have also paralysed electricity and water supply to the parliament and administrative buildings in the complex. At about 11:00 a.m. today, the union members gathered at the main entrance restricting access to the complex amid solidarity songs.

President Muhammadu Buhari is due to present the 2019 Appropriate Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday and some of the workers claim that the strike was planned to coincide with the budget presentation for greater impact.

Credit: LindaIkeji

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