Legislative aides of the National Assembly have met with the federal parliament’s management and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the increase of salaries and allowances.
The workers, under the aegis of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), signed the MoU on Tuesday, hours after they staged a protest at the National Assembly complex lamenting the non-implementation of the new national minimum wage for their salaries.
They carried placards with different inscriptions, urging the lawmakers to intervene in the situation and told the Clerk to the National Assembly, Olatunde Ojo, to attend to their demands or risk industrial action.
However, the parliament’s management signed a memorandum of understanding with the staff on Tuesday and granted all their demands except one.
The MoU read: “Following the report of the nine-member committee on the implementation of the Revised Conditions of Service, the underlisted resolutions were agreed to by both the Management of the National Assembly, National Assembly Service Commission and Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (NASS & NASC Chapters).
“Consequent upon the above, both parties agreed on the full implementation of the new _ National Minimum Wage/Consequential Adjustment and the Revised Conditions of Service in use in the National Assembly Service.
“Hence, the schedule of implementation is as highlighted below:
“Minimum Wage/Consequential Adjustment shall commence from May and the arrears shall be paid by the Fourth quarter of 2021.
“Conpeculiar Allowance shall commence in October 2021 and the anears shall also be paid before the end of the year, 2021.”
The MoU also stated that Leave Allowance at 10 per cent of Annual Consolidated Salary shall be paid starting from April 19.
“Rent Subsidy at 40% Annual Consolidated Salary to be paid by the 4th Quarter of 2021. End of Year Bonus shall be paid as usual at the end of the year, 2021.
“Gratuity and other aspects of the Conditions of Service shall be captured in the 2022 Budget for further implementation,” it added.
It also noted that the end of year bonus shall be paid as usual at the end of the year 2021, while gratuity and other aspects of the conditions of service shall be captured in the 2022 Budget for further implementation.
The MoU was signed by Elder Felix Orumwense – Chairman; Mr. Sani Magaji Tambawal (Member); Mr. Abiodun Suraju Oladoyin (Member); Bassey Etuk (Member); Sunday Sabiyi (Chairman, NASS Chapter);
Ojemeri Oisamaye, (Chairman (NASC Chapter).