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Rivers approves construction of N10.1bn new legislative quarters

 Rivers approves construction of N10.1bn new legislative quarters


The Rivers State Executive Council has approved the construction of a new House of Assembly quarters in Port Harcourt worth N10.1bn.

The quarters according to a statement signed by the Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Kelvin Ebiri, is expected to provide members of the State House of Assembly with  globally accepted standard accommodation.

The statement said the project was expected to be completed within 16 months.

The approval for the construction of the new legislative quarters was given during the State Executive Council meeting presided over by Governor Nyesom  Wike at the Government House, Port  Harcourt on Friday.

The Commissioner for Housing, Elder Chinedu Tasie, who spoke after the meeting said  the new quarters would be built at the same old site that the former one was constructed.

Tasie explained that the project comprised 32 four-bedroom duplexes as against the other block of flats, which had become obsolete.

The commissioner said two-room boys quarters would be attached to each of duplex.

He named other  features of the quarters  as a multipurpose hall, green area, security accommodation, guard office, gate houses and network of roads and underground drainages.

He said: “It has been awarded to an indigenous company, Lubriks Construction Company to undertake the project for a period of 16 months  and the contract sum approved is N10.1 billion.”

Also, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, said the approval for the construction was a demonstration of government’s determination to ensure that the legislative arm in the state enjoyed decent accommodation.

He said: “You will recall that in this State the relationship between the executive, legislature and the judiciary is one that is being celebrated across the country because of the leadership that Governor  Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has given in the State.

“So, we are looking forward to a global standard accommodation for our legislators, which will help them in the legislative business in the years ahead.



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