Click to watch The National Assembly was this morning put under what could be described as a siege by operatives of the Department for state services.
Lawmakers, Staff of the National Assembly and journalists covering the national assembly had a hard time gaining access to the premises , as they were barred proceeding beyond the Second gate of the complex.
All the major gates leading to the national assembly complex were cordoned off for the early part of the day by the security men.
Although no reason has been given for the security lockdown, the sight of several Senators seated at the lobby just by the entrance of the Senate chamber raised suspicion as to what could be the state of emerging events as the day progressed
As at the time of filing this report, the lawmakers from both chambers were allowed in after undergoing screening and physical checks by security men.
There have been speculations in the media of alleged plans by some Senators to forcibly reconvene plenary to ouster Senate Preaident, Bukola Saraki.
Meanwhile, the minority leader in the upper chamber, Senator Godswill Akpabio had tendered his resignation letter to the Deputy minority leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha.
Akpabio in the letter thanked the PDP Senators for allowing him lead their caucus for the past three years.
The leadership of the national assembly are expected to hold an emergency meeting this afternoon over some requests of the executive arm on the 2018 supplementary budgets