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JUST IN: Chaos as Protesters Demand Entry into National Assembly Chambers [PHOTO]

Members of organised labour stormed the National Assembly in Abuja on Wednesday, demanding to meet with lawmakers to present their demands.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that the protesters, carrying placards and chanting slogans, forced open the main gate of the assembly and marched toward the second gate. The security agents opened the second gate to avoid a clash, but the protesters attempted to force their way into the chambers.

The situation led to an altercation as protesters began chanting, “We Must Go In, We Must Go In.”

This publication learnt that the security agents had difficulty controlling the crowd, which vowed to force its way into the building.

The situation reportedly returned to normalcy when the labour leaders prevailed on the crowd to push back.

The Deputy Leader of the Senate, Ali Ndume, who spoke with the protesters said a Senate motion, co-authored by all senators, was already in progress to tackle the concerns related to the FG-Labour discussions.

He encouraged the demonstrators to grant the Senate a week to handle the matters, and if the solutions provided didn’t meet their expectations, the unions could proceed with their planned strike after that.

The protesters are demanding an increase in the minimum wage and better working conditions following the increase in fuel prices.

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