The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), Taraba State chapter, has suspended its strike for a week.
The assembly made the decision to allow access to the Taraba State Council headquarters on Sunday evening after its executive meeting.
Emphasizing the development, the Assembly’s head of state, Ibrahim Bala Yusuf, said their decision was necessary after the intervention of the House of Representatives leadership and the government’s executive arm.
Since the seven-year week-long strike, which workers started over unpaid clothing allowances, legislative activities have stalled, as noted by the DAILY POST.
It was also noted that the strike frustrated the executive branch and prevented the government from presenting the 2023 budget, which was supposed to take place last week, Tuesday.
Although the union leadership failed to ascertain whether their demands were met, our source from the government department said the government had decided to mollify the union to pave the way for a budget presentation, which the Daily Post has learned is set for this week.
In appreciation of the union members for throwing their weight behind the leadership of the union, the Chairman of the Board called on them to strive to resume work tomorrow, Monday.
They also called on the government to reciprocate by ensuring a harmonious relationship between them.
Some assembly members who spoke with the DAILY POST said their demands were not being met, but urged the House leadership and other primary stakeholders to step in and put pressure on the government to do what is required.
Taraba Parliament workers suspend strike for one week