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Protesting Youths Shut Down National Assembly, Want Senate President To Resign

Youths protest at NASSHundreds of protesting youths under the aegis of Occupy National Assembly, today, Tuesday, virtually shut down the National Assembly, demanding amongst others, the immediate resignation of the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki.

The youths made up of various Civil Society Organizations and students, were also demanding that the federal lawmakers should immediately revisit the grey areas identified in the 2016 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari.

They also asked 36 senators who have so far collected their own exotic jeeps to return them immediately or face the wrath of Nigerians.

The protesters marched from the Unity Fountain within the Central Area of the city to the National Assembly, a journey of about two kilometers and forced their way to the main gate. They defied all security network mounted by regular and riot police officers.

The youths closed down the main gate thereby preventing staff, lawmakers and visitors from either entering or leaving the premises.

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The protesters, armed with placards containing various inscriptions, including: “Saraki must go,” “Enough is Enough” and “Legislooting” among others, vowed to seal off the federal parliament for the initial three days to see whether their demands would be met.

They said they would resume a permanent protest that would paralyze all activities of the National Assembly until all their demands are fully met. [myad]

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