Lawmakers vote N37bn for renovation in 2020


An amount of N37 billion has been approved by federal lawmakers for the renovation of the National Assembly building.

Also approved as part of the Budget 2020 is N1 billion to cater for the amendment of the Constitution. This is slated to begin early 2020.

President Muhammadu Buhari on October 8, 2019, presented a N10.33trillion budget proposal to the joint session of the National Assembly but lawmakers passed a N10.594 trillion estimate, an increase of N264 billion on December 5, 2019.

The N37 billion renovation cash is part of the N2.5 trillion capital project provision which is to be carried out by the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA).

National Assembly Director of Information, Dr. Rawlings Agada, said only the FCDA could  speak on the renovation of the complex and the amount voted.

House of Representatives Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila had raised the alarm over the decaying National Assembly building.

Most of the amendments proposed to the Constitution by the Eighth National Assembly were rejected by President Buhari.


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