The National Assembly Complex will receive a facelift as President Muhammadu Buhari has approved N37 billion for that purpose. The money is different from the N128 billion allocated for the National Assembly in 2020 Budget.
Senate President, Ahmad Lawan defended the renovation fund, stating that the National Assembly building hasn’t been renovated for 20 years.
According to him, when the 9th National Assembly resumed, it was discovered that some parts of the property had become dilapidated.
The amount was included in the 2020 budget of the Federal Capital Development Administration. The reason, according to Lawan, is that the National Assembly building is a national asset that belongs to the FCDA.
Before the approval of the N37 billion, the leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives met with President Buhari to inform him of their findings on the poor state of infrastructure in the National Assembly.