Protest As Deputy Speaker's Aide Dies 'Over Delayed Salary'

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Legislative Aides to lawmakers on Tuesday stages a wide protest in the National Assembly over delays in payment of their salaries and allowances. The protesters who carried placards and obituary pictures said they were protesting the death of a legislative aide to the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Rep. Yusuff Lasun. The protesters said that the aide, Hassan Abiodun, died because he was unable to pay the sum of N165,000 to pay for surgery for appendicitis.

Speaking to newsmen during the protest, one of the aides, Mr. Dayo Faduba said that if the salary had not been delayed, the diseased would have afforded to pay the hospital dues. Reading a press statement signed by Lawson Oviasogie, Faduba said that the delay in salaries had become common since the commencement of the 8th National Assembly.

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