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Rivers Assembly Shuts Down Over Unpaid Allowances

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The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN, had disclosed that the Rivers State House of Assembly will be shut down over the failure of the house to pay the Assembly workers’ allowances.

The development was disclosed by the National President of PASAN, Mohammed Usman, in a statement on Monday.

Usman noted that the association would shut down activities at the assembly if it continues to deny staff members their entitlements for 2013 2014, 2019, and 2020.

He further stated that the association had given two weeks ultimatum to the assembly to clear the allowance arrears.

The PASAN president also decried the failure of the state government to pay staff their allowances describing it as unfortunate.

He said: “It is so unfortunate that an office of such magnitude that staff are being denied of their right, the national would not take it, we will fight this thing to see that they are addressed.

“The national body of PASAN will write the leadership of the Rivers State House of Assembly and if nothing is done after the ultimatum, believe me you that the nation would move to Rivers State just like the whole Labour moved here and we will shut down the house.”