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Oyo State assembly workers embark on an indefinite strike

Workers at the Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday commenced an indefinite strike, DAILY POST reports.

The workers who stormed and blocked the gates and entrances of the Assembly on Tuesday paralyzed activities at the Assembly.

The workers under the umbrella of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria blocked the entrances to the Assembly and prevented members of the Assembly and visitors from gaining entrance to the Assembly.

Our correspondent gathered that the protest became necessary due to the denial of financial autonomy to the legislative arm of the government.

The workers maintained that denial of the state Houses of Assembly financial autonomy is inimical to democratic processes.

The angry workers who were dressed in red T-shirts were seen carrying placards with various inscriptions such as “We say no to executive slavery”, “AGF implement order 10, 2020, give us financial Autonomy” “Enough is enough”.

Chairman, Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, Oyo State House of Assembly chapter, Mr Yemi Alade said the union embarked on an indefinite strike to pursue the implementation of Executive order 10 signed by President Muhamadu Buhari last year.

Alade while addressing the workers said for the nation to witness true democracy there must be financial autonomy for all arms of government.

He added that the strike would continue till their requests were granted.

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