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#OccupyNationalAssembly invades NASS, demands Saraki’s resignation

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The threat to by some Nigerian youths to move against the National Assembly (NASS) was carried out on Tuesday, as youths under the aegis of Occupy National Assembly, invaded the federal assembly complex, calling for the resignation of the Senate President, Bukola Saraki.

The youths, coming from different civil social and students organisations, also demanded that the federal lawmakers should immediately revisit the grey areas identified in the 2016 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari and that
the 36 senators who had so far collected their own exotic jeeps return them immediately or face the wrath of Nigerians.

The protesters, who marched from the Unity Fountain within the Central Area of the city to the National Assembly, forced their way to the main gate, defiling the complex network of security mounted by regular and riot police officers.

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

The protesters also threatened to seal off the National Assembly for initial three days to see whether their demands would be met, adding that they would resume a permanent protest that would paralyse all activities in the National Assembly until all their demands were fully met.

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