The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has defined why it can not instantly repair the National Assembly Complex’s leaking roof or do a complete rehabilitation of the advanced.
It mentioned the contract for the venture is at the moment present process procurement processes.
The National Assembly management had on Tuesday come underneath assault following an embarrassing viral video displaying flooded chambers, foyer, and workplaces being mopped up by cleaners following a downpour.
The scenario pressured senators to abruptly droop sitting.
Richard A. Nduul, Head, Public Relations and Information on the FCDA, mentioned the administration of the National Assembly had in 2019 approached the FCDA for complete rehabilitation of the ability.
The assertion reads, “The attention of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has been drawn to the recent flooding of the lobby of the National Assembly Complex, Abuja resulting from leakages from the roof. Our findings indicate that the leakages are traceable to blockages of drainages leading to seepage of water through expansion joints in the roof slab.
“Full waterproofing of the roof of the White House building is a major aspect of the proposed renovation of the National Assembly Complex.
“The Management of the National Assembly approached the FCDA in 2019 for total rehabilitation and upgrading of the NASS Complex to bring it in tune with Parliamentary Buildings around the world.
“This contract is currently undergoing procurement process in line with the Procurement Act of 2007 and will therefore be awarded as soon as it is concluded in conformity with the requirements of the Act and also considering all other relevant parameters.
“The Authority (FCDA) therefore assures that when the time comes, this project will be executed meticulously in order to ensure that the nation gets value for the funds that will be expended as this has been the tradition with every other assignment which the Authority has undertaken.”
By design, all public buildings within the nation’s capital, together with the Presidential Villa are underneath the purview of the FCDA when it comes to upkeep.