President Bola Tinubu will be presenting the 2024 Appropriations Bill in the National Assembly, therefore security has been stepped up in preparation.
Access to the complex is being restricted by Department of State Services troops stationed to man the entrance gates.
Only those with valid business at the National Assembly Complex are permitted entry, thanks to the deployment of security personnel.
Journalists descended on the complex in large numbers as early as 6:30 a.m. in the hopes of gaining admission for the day’s business, only to be met by an army of security guards who insisted that they could only enter if they had specially authorized “2024 Budget Presentation” tags.
The only thing left for those who showed their legal identification cards and credentials from the National Assembly were stone walls and hours of waiting for the tags.
Just a few cars were present in the normally crowded visitors’ parking lot when our reporter managed to get inside after receiving his tag.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Tajudeen Abbas had arrived at his office for the day’s business when this report was filed.
When our correspondent managed to get in after receiving his tag, only a few cars were present in the typically crowded visitors’ parking lot.
Tajudeen Abbas, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, had already arrived in his office for the day’s proceedings when this report was filed.