National Assembly staff grapple with tough times amid luxurious lifestyle of lawmakers

National Assembly staff grapple with tough times amid luxurious lifestyle of lawmakers 5

For years, the earnings of members of the National Assembly has been an issue of controversy, with reports of them being one of the highest in the world. In this report, DAILY POST looks at the work environment for staff of the National Assembly.

For civil servants working in the National Assembly, the reality has been very grim. In February, the legislative aides had to shut down the complex with protests for 22 months allowances the management was owing them.

It took the threat of strike by the workers under the aegis of Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, (PASAN), National Assembly chapter, for the lawmakers to implement the national minimum wage for the workers.

The first sign of the grim reality starts from the sight of the shuttles buses. The buses which are in terrible conditions, take people from the Eagle Square junction to the second gate of the National Assembly.

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These buses are in sharp contrast to exotic vehicles the lawmakers ordered for themselves. In 2020, the lawmakers reportedly took delivery of 400 exotic Toyota Camry 2020 model and 14 Toyota Land Cruiser Prado sports utility.

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