NASS Workers To Begin Strike Two Days To 2019 Budget Presentation

The four-day warning strike by the National Assembly workers over unpaid allowances among other demands could affect the presentation of the 2019 Appropriation Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.

To this end, the House of Representatives has appealed to the workers to suspend the planned strike, due to commence on Monday, to allow the president present the bill to federal lawmakers.

Buhari had written to the leadership of National Assembly that he would be presenting the 2019 budget proposal to a joint session of the National Assembly at 11am on Wednesday, 19th December, 2018.

In a letter to its members on Friday, the union said after its emergency meeting of 14th December, 2018, it has been decided that a warning strike would commence on Monday, 17th December, 2018.

“By this notice, be kindly informed that the entire members of PASAN shall stay off their respective duties on the mentioned dates,” it read.

But spokesman for the House, Abdulrazak Namdas, said: “What we are appealing for now is for the workers to continue to be very understanding. The budget is to be presented by Wednesday, we all know the possible implication on the entirety of Nigerians, if the document is not presented on that day.”

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