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Angry lawmakers’ aides protest over poor welfare as Deputy Speaker’s Aide dies over delayed salary

By Mayowa Okekale, Abuja on 13/06/2017

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•Legislative aides protesting on Tuesday. Photo: NAN.
•Legislative aides protesting on Tuesday. Photo: NAN.

There was tension at the ‎‎National Assembly (NASS) on Tuesday as legislative aides staged a protest against the management of NASS over what they described as the inhumane and shabby treatment being meted out to them.

Addressing the press during the protest which took place inside the National assembly Complex, Dayo Fadungba, the spokesman of the Legislative Aides Forum, decried the incessant delay in the payment of their salaries, among many other ill treatments.

He claimed that the recent death of one of the legislative aides, Hussain Abiodun, was due to his inability to foot his medical bills as a result of delay in payment of salaries.‎

‎The deceased, who was attached to the Office of the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuf Sulaiman Lasun, was said to have suffered appendicitis and was admitted in an Abuja hospital. ‎He died from ruptured appendicitis on June 9 when he allegedly could not pay the N165,000 bill for the surgery.

The legislative aides group also demanded that the management of the National Assembly move away their salary account from Sun Trust Bank, which they christened a micro finance bank, to a proper bank, and to immediately commence the payment of their allowances and other accrued benefits.

The aides also claimed that the management of the National Assembly has consistently sabotaged their efforts to form an association that would give them voice in the parliament‎.

President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, sent his Deputy Chief of Staff, Gbenga Makanjuola, to address the protesters.

‎The representative of the Senate President assured the aides that he would write a memo to Saraki that would take care of all their grievances.

The Chief Press Secretary to President of the Senate, Mr. Sanni Onogu, later told journalists that Saraki had summoned the National Assembly Management to a meeting on the matter. ‎

Source News Express

Posted 13/06/2017 9:06:21 PM

 

 

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