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Workers Shut Down National Assembly, Cut Off Power, Water Supply

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National Assembly Workers Block Entrance To Complex

National Assembly staff under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) have commenced a four-day warning strike.

The workers barricaded the National Assembly Complex in the early hours of Monday to prevent entry.

Africa News 24 reports that the development crippled all activities at the National Assembly (NASS) as the power supply to the complex has been cut off. Water supply to the complex was also stopped.

Fortunately, supply to the Account Section of the Annex was however spared with the workers allowed to do their work of preparing the next salary for the workers.

At about 10 am, the union leaders forced workers on duty at the Engineering Department to cut off the power supply to the complex.

About 30 minutes later, all the banks, telecommunications offices, restaurants, other supporting staff, including the Radio Nigeria studio within the complex sut down and their workers departed and seen trekking the long way back to the car park wearing long faces.

Meanwhile, more security operatives have been deploy to manage the protesters at the complex.

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