The National Assembly complex is ready for the 2021 budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari by 11am.
Our correspondents, who arrived the gate before 6am, noticed operatives of the Department of State Security (DSS) stationed at the two entrances.
They allowed only visitors with designated tags in. Journalists and staff without tags were turned back.
By 700am, Austin Adesoro, an information Officer in the office of the Speaker arrived and asked the security men to allow reporters that have identity cards in.
They manned the two main entrances with about 10 operatives at the back entrance to the lobby.
Three DSS men sat at the side entrance of the Green Chamber where the joint sitting would hold.
A mixture of men from the DSS and Sergeants-at -Arms secured the main entrance.
The corridors of the NASS complex were ostensibly based on a circular by Secretary Directorate of Human Resources and Staff Development, Elder Felix Orumwense, on behalf of the Clerk to the National Assembly asking workers to stay away from work.