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House of Reps partners PASAN on reforms

The House of Representatives has requested the partnership of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, PASAN to achieve the reforms the 9th Assembly is introducing to move Nigeria forward.

Ahmed Wase, Deputy Speaker of the House, gave this indication Wednesday while addressing PASAN leadership in the National Assembly who paid him a courtesy visit.

Wase urged the parliamentary staff union to always use dialogue in canvassing for the welfare of its members and assured them that the House leadership would make their welfare a priority hence they were partners in progress without whom legislative agenda could not be achieved.

“We are partners in progress and we are going to be partners in progress to ensure that we have a very conducive and peaceful atmosphere in the National Assembly. We believe that the welfare of workers is very paramount and any attempt otherwise will not give the necessary result.

“It is going to be a House of reforms and it is not going to be one way, we expect cooperation from your own side so that together we will move the country forward.

“Members cannot operate well if the staff who are supposed to be supporting do not have the enabling environment. My appeal is that let dialogue be the first instrument and reasoning should also come to bear”, he said.

Earlier, Sunday Sabi, PASAN Chairman, National Assembly Chapter, congratulated Wase on his inauguration and elevation to the position of the Deputy Speaker and pledged the support of the staff of the National Assembly to the realization of the agenda of the present House leadership.

“We are here to support you, we are here to promote democracy, we are here to promote the 9th Assembly. I believe from this place, we have a lot to present here but it is not today.

“When we go back, we will call our congress whereby we will itemise all the challenges that we are facing and submit to your table and the Honourable Speaker. We know that you are going to  support our welfare and well being in this institution”, Sabi appealed.

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