By: IBRAHIM SHEHU
The National Assembly has launched eight new coaster buses provided by the Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA) Mr. Magaji Tambuwal to ease the transportation of parliamentary staff.
The buses which are first in history to be provided by any CNA, are part of palliative measures to cushion the effects of fuel subsidy removal on the staff.
The CNA has also ensured the implementation of the new N35,000 wage award for staff of the National Assembly as part of measures to ameliorate the impact of the fuel subsidy removal.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Barau Jibrin who launched and handing over of the vehicles to PASAN, said the gesture was a demonstration of the commitment of the 10th National Assembly under the chairmanship of the Senate President, Godswill Akpabio in addressing the wellbeing of staff.
He stated that when the request for the provisions of welfare buses came to the table of the Senate President, he did not hesitate in giving his approval given his commitment to welfare of parliamentary staff.