The Senate President also urged the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to expedite action on the processes of ensuring

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The Senate President also urged the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) to expedite action on the processes of ensuring that the dilapidating parts of the National Assembly are rehabilitated.

Earlier, the Chairman of the National Assembly Service Commission, Engr. Ahmed Kadi Amshi, described the construction of the NASC permanent office building as a “historic” feat recorded under the ninth Assembly.

According to him, the fifth National Assembly Service Commission found it expedient to re-engage Triad Associates for the stage three execution of the project given their professional competence to ensure continuity.

He added that at the point of conceiving the project in 2010, the construction cost was estimated at N2.5 billion naira.

Amshi, however, explained that due to inflationary trends and incorporation of modern material and facilities, the project would cost N11.65 billion for it to be completed.

“The capital provision of National Assembly Service Commission in this year’s budget (2021) is N3 billion; even though this is not enough to pay the thirty percent mobilization fees as required by law, the contractor was able to mobilize to site and acquired reasonable quantity of materials with what we are able to pay the firm”, the NASC Chairman added.

Lawmakers present during the ceremony include the Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege, the Deputy Speaker, Idris Wase, Senate Leader, Yahaya Abdullahi, Senate Committee Chairman on Appropriations, Jibrin Barau, Senator Ibrahim Shekarau, and House Committee Chairman, Engr. Sani Bala Umar.

Signed:

Ezrel TABIOWO, FIMC, CMC, FCP, Fsca

Special Assistant (Press)
to President of the Senate

Wednesday, October 20, 2021.