Nigerian lawmakers have mapped out the sum of Thirty Seven Billion Naira (N37bn) to renovate the National Assembly.
The N37bn is included in the N2.5trn budgeted for capital projects by the Federal Capital Development Authority in the 2020 budget.
The legislative arm had also voted N100bn for constituency projects in the budget, while allocating N1bn for the amendment of the 1999 constitution by lawmakers in year 2020.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, defending the huge sum, he said various facilities in the National Assembly complex were old and needed to be replaced. He further said that the phase one renovation will commence – the chambers and committee rooms in the white house.
Thirty Seven Billion Naira (N37 Billion) was sourced and was given. It was put under the Federal Capital Territory, not the National Assembly. All we oblige is to have the complex refurbished.
Meanwhile, the National Assembly Director of Information Dr. Rawlings Agada, implied that the money (N37 Billion) might not be enough for the required renovation of the National Assembly.
He said “I don’t think that amount of money can take care of all those things, even the dome has been leaking, A lots of work needs to be done in the National Assembly”.