Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has said striking legislative workers under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) will henceforth forfeit their salaries until they call off their action.
Wike in a statement signed on Thursday by his Special Assistant on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, said his administration had fully implemented full financial autonomy for the legislature.
He insisted there was no justification for the closure of the Rivers State House of Assembly.
Wike reiterated that his administration was not owing parliamentary workers, describing the current strike as a disservice to the government and people of Rivers.
He explained that the enforcement of the no-work-no-pay policy had come into force in Rivers and parliamentary workers could no longer sit at home and expect salaries.
So any legislature refusing to resume work does it at the expense of forfeiting his salaries and other benefits attached to working as a legislature of the state
Legislatures that avail themselves to carry out their duties instead of been redundant will have their salaries and all the benefits and entitlement to is tied to activeness as a legislature of the state
He, therefore, urge all the legislatures in the Rivers state house of Assembly to make their choices as it best suites that