Senate President Ahmad Lawan has asked Nigerians to stop blaming them for the management for the parliament’s leaky roof.
According to Lawan, the roof leakage confirmed the position of the lawmakers that the building was due for renovation and the N37 billion budget which was approved, was not a National Assembly budget, but a FCDA budget.
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Lawan said: “The fact that there was a leakage to me is a clear testimony, confirmation and vindication of the position the national assembly took initially.
“Everyone knows that this place is overdue for rehabilitation. We went to see Mr President and he was gracious and he asked us to meet with FCTA, the owners of the building.
“Myself, the speaker, late chief of staff and minister of finance met to look for money for the rehabilitation of the national assembly. When the N37 billion was approved, it was not a National Assembly budget, it was an FCDA budget.
“If this place leaks, we are not holding our democracy with the respect it has. We expect the press to inform the people responsibly. This house is the house of Nigerians. It belongs to Nigerians and it deserves to be rehabilitated.”