Legislative aides of Senators and members of the House of Representatives, who served in the 7th Assembly, yesterday protested the non-payment of their severance gratuities and Duty Tour Allowances, DTA, totaling N7billion at the central lobby of the National Assembly, NASS.
The aides, numbering over 2,500, had after about two hours meeting at the Hearing Room 1 of the House of Representatives, stormed the central lobby of the complex to express their annoyance over the refusal of the management to pay them their entitlements. They threatened to shut down the NASS Complex to administrative and legislative businesses in the nearest future if their demand of urgent payment of the allowances is not met on time.
A detachment of policemen from NASS Division, however, took over the whole arena, immediately they got wind of the protest and prevented leaders of the legislative aides from briefing the press on the detailed outcome of their meeting.
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