Operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS on Tuesday morning blocked Sani Omoloru, Clerk to the National Assembly, from entering the National Assembly.
Security agents stopped him from entering the premises at about 10:15 am.
The Clerk on arrival on arrival was confronted by armed DSS operatives, who barred him from entering when he insisted that he must enter with his staff.
On his staff and others were stopped, he was told it was “order from above”.
The Clerk however, insisted he cannot work without his staff and told Musa Bature, chairman of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria (PASAN) that he was not a party to what was going on.
He then drove away in his car.
Meanwhile, Senators backing President Muhammadu Buhari, at about the same time, were meeting at a hotel in the Central area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja in a bid to force a change in the leadership of the Senate.
“The Senators loyal to the government are now convening in Sheraton Hotel where the illegal impeachment exercise will be commencing. You can quote me on this,” a source told Daily Post.
DSS operatives had blocked the entrance of the National Assembly as early as 7.40am on Tuesday.
Some lawmakers were however later allowed in by the security operative but journalists and other staff were still being denied access.