- Femi Gbajabiamila has complained about the terrible state of the National Assembly complex
- The House speaker said the building is almost collapsing due to lack of funding as he asked FCTA to take over maintenance
- Gbajabiamla also added that the green chamber is almost fully IT compliant as part of the set out reforms
Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the House of Representatives, has said that the National Assembly complex is “almost collapsing.”
Gbajabiamila said this when he hosted the secretary to the government of the federation in Abuja on Monday, July 1, the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
The speaker of the House lamented about the sorry state of the structure, asking the Federal Capital Administration (FCTA) to take over the duty of maintaining the building.
He said: “As it is today, the building is almost collapsing. The maintenance is at zero level.”
Gbajabiamila also cited the cause of the state of the building as lack of funding, adding that it would be better for the FCTA to be in charge of its maintenance.
He also spoke about the need for the legislators to have a fully-equipped library so that they could make informed legislations.
He said: "So we will be needing your intervention in this regard. We will need to make the house fully IT compliant also.
“And how do you work if you don’t have these things on your fingertips? And your office is very critical to actualising these legislative agenda that we have set for ourselves.”
Speaker Gbajabiamila said that the green chamber has been made to be almost 80% Information Technology (IT) as part of the House reforms.
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Recall that Legit.ng earlier reported that Gbajabiamila said the running of the House would no longer be business as usual, as he pledged to introduce drastic changes.
Gbajabiamila said in his inaugural speech that he would introduce his planned reforms in piecemeal.
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