Businesses shut down in NASS for budget presentation

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Business activities inside the National Assembly complex have been grounded ahead of the presentation of the appropriation bill to a joint session of the National Assembly by Muhammadu Buhari.

Security agents have taken over strategic areas in and outside the Assembly premises while workers and other visitors without accreditation cards are being turned back.

is expected to present the budget to the Lawmakers for consideration by 12.00 noon on Thursday.

Banks, eateries and other in the complex were shut.

As at the time of this report, a red carpet was being laid from the back entrance to the Assembly into the of Representatives Chambers, which is usually the venue for the budget presentation.

The Chambers of the were being decorated on Thursday morning for the budget while and other workers are also not allowed to access the lobby.