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Protesting workers block Ekweremadu from Senate chamber

Protesting staff of NASS

Protesting members of staff of the National Assembly (NASS) on Tuesday blocked the Deputy Senate President Ike Ekweremadu from entering the Senate Chambers.

The workers are currently protesting what they said “is unpaid wages and lack of due promotion’’.

Some of the workers claim they are being owed wages from as far back as 2010. They also alleged that funds meant for training had been diverted.

Carrying banners and placards, some of the workers were heard chanting “no pay, no sitting”.

The workers, who are protesting inside the National Assembly also blocked the entrance into the legislative chambers.

When the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, arrived at the Assembly, he was prevented from going into the Senate chamber with the workers chanting “no sitting”.

The angry workers also prevented him from addressing them.

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