Nigerian president unveils 2020 budget under beefed-up security

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President Mohammadu Buhari looks as he watches a documentary on the newly built multi-storey mega bus ternminal, Oshodi Transport Interchange, Nigeria's busiest transport interchange, with over 13 parks and 5,600 buses loading per day in Lagos on April 24, 2019. - The multi-storey Oshodi transport interchange constructed at a whopping sum of 70 million US Dollars , according to Lagos State government, has standard facilities including waiting area, loading bays, taxi and car parks, passenger lounge for intercity commuters, ticketing stands, drivers lounge, parking areas, rest rooms, accessible walkways and pedestrian sky-walks linking all the three terminals. (Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI / AFP) (Photo credit should read PIUS UTOMI EKPEI/AFP/Getty Images)

Some parts of the National Assembly Complex was painted on Monday in preparation for the presentation of the 2020 Appropriation Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday (today).

The budget presentation ceremony is scheduled to start at 2pm.

Our correspondents also observed that the management of the federal parliament had also beefed up security within and around the complex.

Special accreditation arrangements were made for journalists, security agents and members of staff who would be on duty for the ceremony.

One of our correspondents who visited some banks and shops in building was told that businesses had been asked to close shops on Tuesday.

A member of staff, who did not want to be named, also said some workers who were not directly involved in the logistics to host the president would stay away from the complex during the budget presentation.

Security agents and the sergeants-at-arms were seen ensuring perfecting strategies to forestall any ugly incident during the president’s visit.

 

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