Starrys Obazei/October 7, 2022.
There is visible tight security in and around the National Assembly Complex Abuja as the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), prepares to present 2023 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly today.
The ceremony venue is the temporary chamber of the House of Representatives, and President entered there at 10:07 a.m.
Buhari will present the N19.76 trillion budget of the Federal Government to the parliament at a ceremony scheduled to commence at 10 a.m.
There is a heavy presence of personnel from military, paramilitary and safety agencies on the premises.
Men of the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, Department of State Services, Federal Road Safety Corps, Federal Fire Service and sergeants-at-arms were deployed for the special duty.
The security operatives have manned strategic points in and around the building, with stricter security checks on vehicles and persons entering the building.
Select members of staff, essential service providers and journalists were issued tags to gain access to the premises.