Persons living with disability protest at National Assembly Gate

By Simdi Gloria:-

Persons living with disabilities from the Niger Delta Region on Thursday stormed the National Assembly Complex to protest about neglect by federal lawmakers representing them in the federal legislature.

The protesters under the banner of Great Minds foundation of people living with deformities Niger Delta, forced themselves inside the assembly complex despite resistance by security operatives at the National Assembly gate.

Amos Etim, the spokesperson of the group said they arrived at the National Assembly from various states of the Niger Delta to demand their rights from their representatives.

There were reports that Some of the persons living with disabilities manhandled a National Assembly security man who was trying to prevent them from entering into the main building.

Senator Aliyu Sabi, the deputy whip of the state lead other lawmakers to meet with the protesters appealed for calm, and said their grievances will be addressed.

He asked the protesters to delegate a five-man team to meet the National Assembly leaders.

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