Why We Demolished House Of Assembly Complex – Rivers Govt Explains


Why We Demolished House Of Assembly Complex – Rivers Govt Explains

The Rivers state House of Assembly Complex was in the early hours of Wednesday, demolished with over 10 bulldozers on the orders of the state government led by governor Siminalaye Fubara.

According to a statement issued by the Rivers State Commissioner for Information, Mr. Joseph Johnson, the demolition became imminent as experts had recommended demolition and reconstruction following the damages done on the structure as a result of the Octobe 30, explosion.
“It would be recalled that on the night of the attack on the complex, explosive dynamite was used to attack the complex, which shook its foundation.

There were visible cracks on the walls afterwards, and the entire structure looked frail and unsafe for legislative business” the statement read in part.

According to Johnson, the state government had tried all cost-saving measures towards the repair of the complex until it bowed to the superior view of rebuilding the complex into a more befitting edifice.

Johnson said, “After the assessment of the integrity of the complex, the experts warned the government that continuing to use the building in its present state would be disastrous.

“In the interim, the Rivers State Government has provided an alternative venue for the House of Assembly to conduct their affairs pending the rebuilding of the complex” the statement added.