The three entry gates of the National Assembly have been shut this morning as the upper chamber prepares for President Muhammadu Buhari’s anticipated visit to present the estimates of the 2017 budget to senators and members of the House of Representatives.
It was gathered that members of staff were denied access and all other organisations rendering services within the complex have been shut out.
The news is coming on a morning when the members of the female football national team, the Super Falcons, stormed the National Assembly, protesting the non-payment of their allowances by the Nigerian Football Federation.
The Punch gathered that the team, who won the 10th edition of the African Women championship just held in Cameroon, protested daily on the streets of Abuja and have further threatened never to leave the hotel until their allowances were paid.
The ladies will be hoping that the president – who is due to visit today – see them and show sympathy on their plight.
Some of their placards read, “We are your children, pity us”; “Let us respect women”; “female football deserves respect.”