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National Assembly loses water, electricity as labour unions enforce nationwide strike

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National Assembly loses water, electricity as labour unions enforce nationwide strike

Members of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), an affiliate of the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), have shut down the National Assembly in compliance with the indefinite strike declared by the organised labour.

The striking members have also shut down electricity and water supply to the two buildings housing the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as other facilities in the National Assembly complex.

As of Monday morning, the entrance and exit gates of the National Assembly were blocked with two coastal buses by PASAN.

The organised labour had insisted that its indefinite strike would begin on Monday as planned following the federal government’s refusal to increase the minimum wage above N60,000.

Labour, which is demanding N494,000, said this after a three-hour meeting with the National Assembly leadership and top officials of the Executive arm of government.

Recall that following failure to reach a compromise on a new minimum wage by the tripartite committee set up by the federal government, the organised labour comprising the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) commenced a nationwide strike today.

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