Youths Storm National Assembly Protesting Against Corruption, Unemployment

National Assembly Scores of youth under the umbrella of Nigeria Youth for Good Governance, NYGG, on Tuesday stormed the National Assembly to protest against corruption in the legislative arm of government.

They barricaded the entrance of the National Assembly Complex at about 11am.

Speaking to newsmen at the premises of the National Assembly, the Leader of the group Comrade Joe Mesele berated legislators for repeatedly getting involved in acts of corruption.

They said the reason for the protest was “because both chambers of the National Assembly have failed to be the last hope of the common man as most of the lawmakers are grossly corrupt”.

Several of the protesters carried placards bearing different inscriptions. Some of the inscriptions read: “We don’t want corruption any more”; “We say no to corruption in the National Assembly”;

“No more honourable looting”; “Nigerian Youths say no to legislative corruption”; “Let’s sanitise the parliament, the last hope of the masses”.

The NYGG leader said the group was comprised of conscious Nigerian youths who believe in the tenets of democracy, good governance and development and as such “we believe that our democracy must be sanitized of corruption.”

He continued: “The type of allegations and counter allegations coming out of the National Assembly is unacceptable for an institution that should represent the people of this country.

“We feel that as responsible and patriotic Nigerians we should come here today to formally make a presentation in the form of a protest to the National Assembly so that the members would know we are watching them keenly and we are not happy about what they are doing”.

He continued: “Although what is unfolding at the House of Representatives has to do with only allegations against a member, yet there is no smoke without fire.

“We are aware that the member who is facing those allegations has already been removed as Chairman of the House Committee on Petroleum Subsidy to pave way for proper investigation and we support the decision of the House”.

The protesters later left as the security men at the gate prevented them from their entry.

  1. albert Reply

    this is just the beginning.when the time comes the whole country will rise up againt all this theift that call themselves lead.leader my foot.

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