After initially barricading the National Assembly gate, preventing lawmakers from gaining entrance, lawmakers have now been granted access to the Assembly.
Operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) had sorrounded the National Assembly complex gates early Tuesday morning. The stern looking officers of the service, in their numbers, blocked the main gate as early as 6:00am.
The reason for the deployment of security could not be ascertained at the time of this report, though there are worries that it might not be unconnected to the alleged plan to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki and other National Assembly leaders.
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, had schelduled a meeting of the leadership of the National Assembly for today, with the view to reconvening the Senate to consider the request of President Muhammadu Buhari on the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).