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The House of Representatives on Tuesday banned armed security details attached to Ministers and Heads of Agencies from coming into the premises of the National Assembly, House Wing.

This was announced during plenary by the Speaker of the House, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila.

He directed chairmen of the committees to inform representatives of the Executives not to come to the National Assembly with security operatives when coming for budget defence.

The Speaker stated that no arms will be permitted at the National Assembly.

Meanwhile, Gbajabiamila said the House will be compensating the families of Nigerians who died while protesting against police brutality.

He said: “Protest by our constituents on SARS and police brutality has been loud and clear. The government has listened, the IGP and the President have spoken.

“We will hopefully get the names of those who lost their lives, and during the budget defence, we will make adequate provisions to compensate the families of those who have lost their lives.

“As part of our resolution last week, that within 30 days, we will commence reform of the police, the leadership of the House will meet with NBA and other civil society organizations.”

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