The Rivers State Government has given reasons for the demolition of the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex.
The state Commissioner for Information, Joseph Johnson, in a statement on Wednesday said, the decision to demolish and rebuild the Rivers State House of Assembly Complex was due to the structural defects caused by the recent explosion and fire incident in the main building.
Johnson noted that Governor Siminalayi Fubara deemed it fit to rebuild the structure after he inspected the level of damage done to the building following the fire incident.
He said professionals were invited to advise the government on the integrity of the building and they noted that the structural defects have now made the complex unfit for human use.
In the interim, the Rivers Government has provided an alternative venue for the House of Assembly to conduct its affairs pending the rebuilding of the complex,” Mr Johnson said.
The statement added that 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 assembly was attacked in October, after an attempt by some lawmakers to initiate impeachment proceedings against the governor.
The assembly crisis was triggered by the feud between Governor Fubara and his predecessor, Nyesom Wike, who is now the minister of the FCT.
Twenty-seven of the lawmakers who are loyal to Mr Wike recently defected from the PDP to the APC while the four who are loyal to Governor Fubara got a court order which paved the way for them to control the state assembly.