LAWMAKERS’ AIDES PETITION NATIONAL ASSEMBLY SERVICE COMMISSION OVER UNPAID ENTITLEMENTS

Leke Baiyewu

The newly inaugurated board of the National Assembly Service Commission has called for a review of nominal roll with which legislative aides have been paid salaries since June 2019, Sunday PUNCH learnt that this development followed the  petition written by the workers, under the auspices of the National Assembly Legislative Aides’ Forum.

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), had on February 26, 2020, inaugurated the NASC members.

Some aides to National Assembly members have been protesting partial payment of salaries by the management.

It was gathered on Friday that NASSLAF at a meeting with the NASC board on Thursday called for payment of salary arrears.

The board was said to have asked the management to address the issues raised by the aides.

A source at the meeting said, “Yesterday, we were with the new commissioners and Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission and one of the issues raised was the issue of arrears of aides’ salaries as well as how they mismanaged and distorted all the bureaucratic processes to put us in this position.

“They claimed to be working under the ambit of the law but they did not commit themselves to pay us the arrears. However, the Chairman said we should put our requests and demands into writing as a memo, and forward it to them for the purpose of meeting with the National Assembly leadership. They also said they would meet the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, soon after the meeting. Officially, they have not agreed to pay.”

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