The Senators elect have started arriving the National Assembly in their numbers in the company of their families and friends.

The security situation is tight, as no one without the accreditation tags is being allowed into the premises.

The chambers have been beautifully decorated for the occasion.

Nollywood Actor and member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, Desmond Elliot, who spoke with STV news said he is at the National assembly to root for his party member.

He expressed high expectations that the 9th Assembly will build on the successes of the 8th Senate.

Senate correspondent Georgina Ndukwe Ezeanyika reports that there was tight security presence at the National assembly.