The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) on Tuesday commenced a three-day warning strike to protest the non-payment of their outstanding salaries and allowances.
They are also requesting the immediate resignation of the Clerk to the National Assembly, Sani Omolori.
The parliament workers blocked the entrances to both chambers, sending back Legislators, insisting that the lawmakers will not hold their usual sittings until they are paid their entitlements.
Most of them held banners and placards which read: ‘Omolori must go now’, ‘Pass our conditions of service now’ and ‘Probe NASS MGT Now’, among others.
The members of the national assembly that had arrived for sitting before the protest began were forced to either retire to their offices or leave the premises while others were turned back at the main entrance.
PASAN at the weekend threatened to picket the Assembly premises from Tuesday, Dec. 4 over non-payment of outstanding salaries and allowances of its members.
However, the Management, on Monday urged the staff not to embark on the planned strike, saying that their requests were being addressed.
The Clerk to the National Assembly, Mohammed Sani-Omolori disclosed in a seven-page letter addressed to the staff through the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) dated Nov. 3.