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Physically Challenged Persons Storm National Assembly Complex (Photos)



Physically challenged persons from the Niger Delta region on Thursday stormed the National Assembly complex to protest neglect by their representatives.

The physically challenged persons forced themselves inside the National Assembly Complex despite resistance by security operatives at the NASS gate, The PUNCH reports.

It was gathered that security aide of Senate President Ahmed Lawan had to move his official vehicles parked at the entrance of the Senate new wing.

Speaking to The PUNCH, the spokesman for the physically challenged persons, Amos Etim, said they arrived at the National Assembly from the various states of Niger Delta to demand their rights from lawmakers.

They claimed that they were being denied their rights despite being educated.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Senate has fixed Monday, December 21, 2020, to hold a special session to consider and pass the 2021 budget.

Ahmed Lawan said the fixing of a new date followed new items of expenditure transmitted to the National Assembly by the Executive.

Lawan said that the Committee on Finance will work through the weekend to capture the fresh requests from the executive in their 2021 Appropriation Bill report.

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