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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

HAPPENING LIVE: National Assembly’s Gate Shut Down, Security Operatives Take Cover As Thousands Of Protesters Storm Abuja


HAPPENING LIVE: National Assembly’s Gate Shut Down, Security Operatives Take Cover As Thousands Of Protesters Storm Abuja

Protesters in their thousands, on Wednesday, besieged the National Assembly, to prevent the passage of a bill for an Act to provide for the establishment of the Non-Governmental Organisation, NGO, Regulatory Commission.

The protest was led by renowned Human Rights Activist, Chidi Odinkalu.
The protesters clad in shirts bearing ‘#NoToNOGBill, chanted songs to taunt the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, and other Members of the National Assembly.
The protesters were however denied entry, as security operatives shut the gate of the National Assembly.
After minutes of heated arguments and negotiations with security operatives, some of the protesters were allowed in.
The bill is slated for public hearing on Wednesday and Thursday, 13th and 14th December, 2017.

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