By Sunday Ahgu – Lafia
The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN), has threatened to shut down states of the Federation if the implementation of the financial autonomy of the state Houses of Assembly is not implemented.
National President of the association Comrade Mohammed Usman made this known in Lafia when he led other National officials of the association on a courtesy visit on the Speaker, Nasarawa State House of Assembly, Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi.
Comrade Usman said that the implementation of the financial autonomy for the state Houses of Assembly would strengthen the institution, legislative duties of the state lawmakers and would ensure optimal productivity by staff of the state Houses of Assembly.
Usman appreciated the speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi for living above board and continue maintaining good working relationship with the staff of the association in the state and called for its sustenance.
The national president of the association assured of his determination to ensure a robust relationship with government at all levels for accelerated development across the country.
Responding, Speaker of the Nasarawa State House of Assembly Ibrahim Balarabe Abdullahi appreciated the officials of the association for the visit.
The speaker who was represented by his deputy, Nehemiah Tsentse Dandaura also said that the financial autonomy of the state legislators would boost productivity among the legislators and staff.
It would be recalled that on May 22, 2020 President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja signed an executive Order for the implementation of financial autonomy for the legislature and the judiciary at the state levels.