Remarkable Rivers State House of Assembly member Awaji-Inombek Abiante has offered his thoughts on Governor Fubara’s choice to tear down and reconstruct the State House of Assembly. Hon. Abiante outlined the reasoning for this momentous move in a perceptive interview that aired on Channels Television yesterday night. He also mentioned that he saw no problems with the project.
According to Hon. Abiante, the background of this decision dates back to the administration of Nyesom Wike, the governor who was just out of office. The Assembly member stated that Governor Wike had earlier alerted the members of the House of Assembly to the ongoing problem of leaks within the structure, raising worries about the structural stability of the facility.
In his own words as seen on Channels Television tonight…
“Even before the exit of the immediate past governor, on the day that he commissioned the residential quarters of the speaker, he had personally told us that the chamber’s will not stand the test of time. It had leakages all over and there had been a recent issue of whether there has been an explosion or it was burnt. It failed an integrity test so nobody would want to expose themselves to that danger. Is there a history of having to rebuild public assets? The answer is yes.”
“The fruit garden has been brought down and reconstructed, the assembly quarters has also been brought down and reconstructed, so what’s the issue? When the structures had challenges, they had to be rebuilt. And in rebuilding you have to bring down the previous structures that were there.”