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15 Months Unpaid Salaries Worries Former Aides of Lawan and Gbajabiamila



Gbajabiamila and Lawan

The affected individuals alleged that the funds meant for payment were released under the former minister of Finance, Zaynab Ahmed, but were diverted by the National Assembly management, under the leadership of the Clerk, Magaji Tambuwal, for undisclosed purposes.

These workers, who ceased employment in June 2023, joined the National Assembly in May 2021 and are owed 15 months’ salary for their 24 months of service as Legislative Aides.

A total of 280 affected staff, who previously worked in the office of the former Senate President and Speaker, Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, are urging for their salaries to be paid. Despite several attempts to address the issue with the National Assembly Management, their pleas remain unaddressed.

In a statement issued by the conveners, Mr. Sulaiman Abbas and Joseph Isah, the affected staff are urged to observe fasting and prayers on Friday, seeking divine intervention to prompt approval of their overdue payments.

They emphasized the need for President Tinubu and the Chairmen of the anticorruption bodies, the ICPC and EFCC, to uphold their commitment to truth, justice, and fairness, and ensure the full payment of the withheld salaries to alleviate the suffering caused by this act.