Placard-carrying members of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), yesterday, staged a peaceful protest at the National Assembly over what they described as breach of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with National Assembly management.
The April 13, 2021 agreement, according to the association, was supposed to have resulted in full implementation of the new National Minimum Wage Act 2019 and the Revised Conditions of Service.
In a reaction, however, National Assembly Clerk, speaking through his Special Adviser on Media and Labour, Adesoro Austin, said the MoU the management had with the staff indicated the wage would commence from January 2020, and not April 2019, as anticipated by the staff.
He said the Presidential Steering Committee on Wages, chaired by the Minister of Finance, is yet to approve the wage. He said: “Management said the payment would start from January 2020, which is what was stated in the letter from the Salaries and Wages Commission. Management said it will not pay until the board approves the money. (Guardian)