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Labour shuts down National Assembly, Federal Secretariat over Labour strike

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Following the directives by the Nigerian Labour Congress, NLC and the Trade Union Congress, TUC, the Parliamentary Staff Union of Nigeria (PASAN) have shut down the National Assembly. Organised Labour to press home demand for living wage for Nigerian workers.

The two gates of the Assembly complex were on Monday shut by the union with workers and other visitors unable to gain access.

It was gathered that electricity and water supply to the two buildings housing the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as other facilities in the complex have been shut down by the union.

Committee activities scheduled for Monday such as a revenue monitoring hearing by the House Committee on Finance were cancelled as a result of the strike.

Some auxiliary workers at the complex who reported for duty could not gain access, while union officials were seen ensuring compliance with the strike action.

At phase one of the Federal Secretariat Housing the Ministries of Labour and Employment, Communication, Niger Delta among others, some union leaders were seen going in and out to ensure that no staff was in the office working.

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