The Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria,(PASAN) National Assembly (NASS) chapter, says it will ensure security in NASS complex is secured for lawmakers and members of staff.

The Chairman of PASAN,Mr. Sunday Sabiyi said this at a news conference in Abuja on Monday,while speaking on the upcoming PASAN week 2022.

He said PASAN would engage NASS management on the emerging security issues occasioned by some individuals, who come to National Assembly during budget defense and other sessions to harass Senators and Honourable members.

According to him, security is everybody’s business.

“It has happened to us sometime, we were coming into the NASS complex when some thugs blocked us before we could apprehend them they ran away,we are going to take it up with management

“We have so many plans to make the National Assembly secure and we believe the new Clerk to National Assembly(CNA) will agree with us to tackle insecurity to follow the process to see that the environment is secured.

“We are also going to enforce the code of dressing in this place, not only the security, because sometimes you see some women dressed almost half naked.”

He confirmed that so many unauthorized persons come into National Assembly including security operatives who are sometimes armed.

“They are not supposed to come into NASS with their guns but we find out that some are doing so why?.”

He formally congratulated the new appointed Clerk to the National Assembly Mr Daniel Tanbuwal and other new management staff.

The PASAN Chairman said in view of the issues on the emergence of the new clerk, PASAN urged the leadership of the National Assembly Service Commission to always be steadfast and give necessary directives that would enhance harmonious working relationship in the National Assembly.

“What is going on in the national assembly is a management issue and not political, we as staff, we don’t want chaos or trouble, all we want is harmonious working relationship.

“Everybody known that there are procedures and service conditions that must be followed at every point in time. It is only in an harmonious works place that staff can be taken care of”.

He also said the upcoming PASAN week 2022 was designed to further discuss and enlighten members on issues relating to pension and housing matters for serving and retiring members and other matters relating to payment of benefits due to workers of National Assembly.

According to him , there is need to ensure that the welfare of members of staff is given top priority, given the importance of Legislative activities in the nation.

Observer reports that the theme of the PASAN 2022 week is “Labour Unionism and Industrial Harmon in the National Assembly”

The event is scheduled to hold from Nov 27 to Dec.3,2022 with Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) President Mr Ayuba Wabba as Guest Speaker.