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Unpaid Salaries: Legislative aides to sue National Assembly, petition SSS

“Starting from next week, we shall take certain steps to bring our sorry plight to the attention of the world…”

• February 9, 2022

National Assembly legislative aides have threatened to sue the National Assembly over the non-payment of their 2019 salary arrears, minimum wage and other allowances.

They also threatened to institute a lawsuit against the parliament’s clerk, Amos Ojo, at the National Industrial Court for flagrant abuse of the appropriation law.

In a petition sent to the State Security Service (SSS), the aides decried series of infractions allegedly perpetrated by the National Assembly management.

The petition was co-signed by Zebis Prince (South) and Tony Omali (North).

“Starting from next week, we shall take certain steps to bring our sorry plight to the attention of the world in the hope that they might be able to call the NASS management to order,” stated the petition. “Some of these steps include but not limited to media campaigns and interviews, submission of petitions to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related Offences Commission (ICPC).”

It added, “And ultimately, instituting a suit against the clerk to the National Assembly (CNA) and the National Assembly as an institution.”

While demanding the payment of their 2019 salary arrears and 24-month minimum wage, the aides said only one month’s arrear and four months’ minimum wage was cleared by the management of the National Assembly.

(NAN)

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