Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu has been denied access to the Senate chamber by National Assembly staff protesting for non-payment of salaries.
The angry staff shutdown both chambers of the parliament on Tuesday morning in Abuja.
They were protesting the non-payment of salaries, allowances, and non-promotion by the management of the National Assembly.
Some lawmakers who attempted to gain access into the two chambers were prevented.
For over five minutes, Ekweremadu, tried without success, to convince the protesting staff. His pleas were rebuffed. After his fruitless attempts, Ekweremadu had to use another route to access his office.