The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN has commenced an indefinite strike and, consequently, shut gates leading into the Houses of assembly.
This is following the expiration of the ultimatum given to the Federal Government for the implementation of financial autonomy in legislative houses in the country.
PASAN staff in Oyo, Edo, Kano, Ondo and Ogun states joined the strike.
The assembly workers in Oyo State, who displayed placards with various inscriptions, to drive home their demands, blocked the entrance of the Assembly.
The industrial action of the legislative staff was as a result of the expiration of the ultimatum of the national body of PASAN as well as the peculiar agitations of the state chapter of the union.
The workers, who were led by their chairman, Mr Yemi Alade, are seeking the implementation of financial autonomy for state legislatures, calling on Governor Seyi Makinde to comply with section 121 (3a, 3b and 4a) of the 1999 constitution (as amended).
They also want the implementation of the Consolidated Legislative Salary Structures, CONLESS, for staff of the Assembly and commission.