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Demolition Of Rivers Assembly Building Based On Expert Advice – Commissioner

5 months ago
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The Rivers State government has said the demolition of the state House of Assembly complex on Wednesday morning was based on advice from experts who conducted integrity test on building after a section of it was burnt down recently.

The state Commissioner for Information and Communication, Joe Johnson made this known in a statement released shortly after the demolition exercise began.

Videos circulating online showed buildozers deployed to the premises bringing down the structure.

Last month, part of the Assembly complex got burnt. Some alleged that it was carried out by hoodlums.

The Rivers State government has said the demolition of the state House of Assembly complex on Wednesday morning was based on advice from experts who conducted integrity test on building after a section of it was burnt down recently.

Demolition Of Rivers Assembly Building Based On Expert Advice - Commissioner

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According to the commissioner, investigations revealed that explosives such as dynamites were used on the night the building was burnt down and the experts after an integrity test conducted, advised that it is imperative that the building should be pulled down and rebuilt to a more befitting edifice.

The commissioner further stated that the River State Government has provided an alternative venue for the House of Assembly to conduct their affairs pending the rebuilding of the complex.

Observers linked the demolition exercise to the ongoing political crisis in the state between the governor, Siminalayi Fubara, and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike over control of political structure in the state.

 

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Victor Ezeja is a passionate journalist with six years of experience writing on economy, politics and energy. He holds a Masters degree in Mass Communication.


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