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The management of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has assured of maintenance of the National Assembly Complex following leakages during a rainfall on Tuesday in Abuja.

In a statement which was signed by the Head, Public Relations and Information, Richard Nduul on Friday, said, investigation has been carried out by the engineers and the point of leakages have been identified, adding that it has already been captured in the ongoing effort to have the entire complex renovated.

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The statement which was obtained by CAPITAL POST in Abuja, said: “The attention of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA) has been drawn to the recent flooding of the lobby of the National Assembly Complex, Abuja resulting from leakages from the roof.

“Our findings indicate that the leakages are traceable to blockages of drainages leading to seepage of water through expansion joints in the roof slab.

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“Full waterproofing of the roof of the White House building is a major aspect of the proposed renovation of the National Assembly Complex.

“The Management of the National Assembly approached the FCDA in 2019 for a total rehabilitation and upgrading of the NASS Complex to bring it in tune with Parliamentary Buildings around the world.

“This contract is currently undergoing procurement process in line with the Procurement Act of 2007 and will therefore be awarded as soon as it is concluded in conformity with the requirements of the Act and also considering all other relevant parameters.

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“The Authority (FCDA) therefore assures that when the time comes, this project will be executed meticulously in order to ensure that the nation gets value for the funds that will be expended as this has been the tradition with every other assignment which the Authority has undertaken”, the statement concluded.

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