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Nass flooding: Procurement processes delay renovation

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By Muhammad Tanimu, Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), has through the Federal capital Development says contract for the renovation of the National Assembly is still undergoing procurement process in line with the Procurement Act of 2007.

The Administration, in a statement, disclosed that the contract will be awarded as soon as it is concluded in conformity with the requirements of the Act and also considering all other relevant parameters.

” 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”, FCDA noted.

Mr Nduul said that findings from the FCDA revealed that the leakages are traceable to blockage 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 FCDA added.

It further stated that, the Management of the National Assembly approached the FCDA in 2019 for a total rehabilitation and upgrading of the NASS Complex to bring it in tune with Parliamentary Buildings around the world.

The Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) therefore, assured 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.

This is coming after some newspapers earlier reported that there was flooding at the National Assembly Complex, Abuja resulting from leakages from the roof after spending N37b on it renovation.


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