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May 8, 2024

‘Poor job’ – Ndume fumes over renovation of Senate Chamber

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By Miftaudeen Raji

The Senate Chief Whip, Ali Ndume, has criticized the renovation work done in the Chamber, describing it as a poor job.

Ndume spoke in an interview with Channels Television’s Politics Today on Tuesday.

Under Order 42 of the Senate Standing Rules, Ndume described the Chamber as a conference hall.

The lawmaker said the Chamber is fraught with inadequacies such as poor sound system, evident in the echoes, poor sitting arrangements, lack of provision of voting devices, amongst others.

He said, “Since day one, precisely last week Tuesday, when we moved into this Chamber that supposed to have been renovated, there have been complaints here and there.”

Reacting to Ndume’s argument, the President of the Senate, Godswill Akpabio, however, explained that complaints on sitting arrangements among Senators have been sorted out 99.9%.

Akpabio said the contract for the renovation work was not done by the 10th National Assembly.