Rivers govt approves N19.5bn for reconstruction of demolished assembly chambers

The Rivers State Government has approved the sum of N19.5 billion for the reconstruction of the State Assembly Chambers that was demolished by the government in the wake of the political crisis in the state.

The approval was given in the State Executive Council Meeting held on Friday evening at the government house in Port Harcourt.

Addressing journalists after the meeting, the Permanent Secretary of the Rivers State Ministry of Special Projects, Dr Rowland Obed-Whyte, said the contract was awarded to Monier Construction Company Nigeria Limited (MCC) at the cost of N19, 566, 621, 284. 24 Kobo.

He said the projected will be completee in 9 Months.

He said the new Assembly Complex is made up of about 34 en suite offices on a two storey building with elevator, gallery, meeting rooms and conference hall.

He added that the specification of the project includes the renovation and refurbishing of some other structures within the House of Assembly Complex that were not pulled down.

Obed-Whyte explained that by the time the work on the Rivers State House of Assembly building is completed, it will turn out to be one of the best Assembly complexes in the country.