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Deputy Speaker begs NASS workers for cooperation

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The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr Idris Wase, on Wednesday appealed to workers of the National Assembly for cooperation.

He also sued for enabling working environment for members of the federal parliament.

Wase made the plea in Abuja when the workers, under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria visited him.

Recall that in 2018, PASAN shut down the National Assembly over issues bothering on workers’ welfare.

The Deputy Speaker, while receiving the workers noted that the lawmakers would not be able to function well if there was no cooperation between them and the workers.

He said, “I want to say that in NASS, we are going to be partners in progress to ensure that we have a very peaceful and conducive atmosphere in this Assembly. We believe that the welfare of workers is something that is very paramount and any attempt to do otherwise may not give us the necessary result.

“It is going to be a House of reforms, to be doled out by the Speaker, and the reforms are not going to be one-way. We expect cooperation from your side so that together, we can move the country forward. Members cannot operate very well if the (members of) staff who are supposed to be supporting (us) do not have the enabling environment. I want to say that we shall partner with you to make sure that we move collectively as one house.

“My appeal is that let the dialogue be the first instrument and reasoning should also always come to bear. Please, as you aggregate the various problems, give us a very good enabling environment. Our doors are well open to you, you are always welcome. Dialogue always matters.”

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