Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, has urged the striking workers of the National Assembly to call off their industrial action and embrace dialogue for a speedy resolution of the disputes.
Lawan made the appeal at a meeting that he summoned to find a way out of the lingering issues between the workers and the management of the National Assembly.
Workers of the National Assembly under the aegis of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) had embarked on an indefinite strike from Monday to demand the payment of some allowances.
“I want to urge you, whenever we disagree, let’s try to come and sit and talk about it because when we talk, we can find some common grounds and solutions. I am very happy that we have been able to deal with this,” Lawan said.
In attendance at the meeting were the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi and the Senate Deputy Chief Whip, Sabi Abdullahi.
The NASS management was represented by the Clerk of the National Assembly, Arch. Ojo Olatunde and Chairman, National Assembly Service Commission, Ahmed Amshi as well as some top officials of the National Assembly.
President of PASAN, Comrade Mohammed Usman also led his other colleagues who are officials of PASAN.
After the two sides had narrated their positions on the disputes, the Senate President assured the workers that he would reach out to the relevant authorities that would facilitate the speedy resolution of the issues involved.