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5 Oct 2016
COMMOTION: As Protesters Storm National Assembly [Photo]
A civil society group, Citizen Action to Take Back Nigeria (TBN) have stormed the national assembly to demand an end to outrageous allowances termed as “running cost” received by lawmakers.
The protesters, according to The Cable, have been camping out at the national assembly for two days running, saying the said the only reason Nigerians are suffering is that “we are cowards in our own country”.
They lamented that while the lawmakers were collecting huge allowances in the name of “running costs”, children were dying of hunger in the north east due to the brewing humanitarian crisis.
Photo source: TheCable
“Citizens are demanding that senators should stop stealing through the running cost; they should terminate the running cost. They collect this and citizens are dying,” Ibrahim Garba said on behalf of the group.
“Their convoy alone can build factories. Running cost is ruining our lives. EFCC, ICPC and the police should arrest them, they should consider the citizens, we need children to go back to school.”