Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) during a protest.
Cecilia Onah, Lafia
The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Nasarawa State Chapter has joined the nationwide strike of the association to demand for financial autonomy of state legislature across the country.
Chairman of the union in the state, Suleiman Oshafu, made the disclosure while briefing newsmen in Lafia on Thursday.
He urged the state governors to do the needful by implementing financial autonomy for State Houses of Assemblies.
Oshafu said, “We are here today to embark on strike over financial autonomy for the State Houses of Assemblies
“The financial autonomy will promote accountability, transparency and good governance in the country if implemented.”
“What we want from the government is that all state legislature should have financial autonomy. This strike is nationwide, and it is indefinite.”
He urged members of the association to stay at home until further directive from the national leadership of the association.
“I call on all PASAN members to comply with the strike and be law abiding,” he added.
Our correspondent reports that members of the association carried placards with several inscriptions such as; No going back on financial autonomy, financial autonomy is constitutionally guaranteed; Give us our financial autonomy now; No Autonomy, no legislator and no work; Autonomy the only solution to vibrant legislation, among others.