Again, National Assembly’s roof open to downpour

Written by on July 13, 2021

The roof of the National Assembly building leaked again on Monday after a downpour witnessed in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

According to reports the downpour lasted about four hours, causing the White House complex of the Assembly to give way and start leaking.

In pictures that surfaced online, cleaners were seen having a hectic time scooping water on the floor of the federal Parliament.

This is coming barely three weeks after a similar leakage delayed the sitting of the senators, who resumed after a one-week break to mark the end of their second legislative year.

In the June 23 leakage, the lawmakers, parliamentary staff, journalists and visitors to the apex legislative institution watched helplessly as rainwater fell from the ceiling of the White House during a downpour.

The leaking roof also spread to the Press Centre in the Senate wing of the nation’s apex legislative institution and also disturbed staff of private firms, especially banks located on the ground floor of the complex.

The White House, which accommodates the two chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, was completed in 1999 during the regime of the late military administrator, General Sani Abacha.

Source: PUNCH


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