Leaking National Assembly roofs – Vanguard News

Leaking roofs of the National Assembly

NIGERIANS live with too many embarrassing things happening in the circles where their affairs are governed. The country’s leaders are leaving the health sector and flying to countries whose systems work to enjoy their services at taxpayers’ expense, while doctors and other health professionals are allowed to go on strike for more than two months due to poor welfare.

The latest show of shame is the leaking roofs of the National Assembly Complex, Abuja. Several months ago, workers in the complex were seen on live television scooping water from the lobby floors of the main legislative chamber. Rainwater poured down from the main dome, which should be the crowning glory of a major national monument.

The bimonthly annual legislative recess that ended last week had been thought to be a great opportunity to fix the spill with the princely sum of N9 billion previously allocated for that purpose in the 2020 budget. It should be recalled that the National Assembly had earmarked N37 billion for that project.

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