The main building of the Imo state House of Assembly housing offices of the state lawmakers, clerk and other civil servants are housed, will soon undergo major renovation.
To this end, the lawmakers have moved to a temporary site, Chief Odumegwu Ojukwu Memorial Center where its hall would be used for plenary while a large one storied edifice adjacent to the hall with many offices would be handed over to the lawmakers to be used as offices .
Addressing newsmen, Tuesday after their first sitting at the Ojukwu Centre, speaker of the house, Chiji Collins said the idea was to put the place in order so that a conducive atmosphere for sitting would be achieved.He added that different contractors brought in their papers indicating interest in renovating the building and that there would be due process in picking the contractors that would do the job.
On why the edifice which the Rochas Okorocha governnent spent over N500 million to renovate should go for another renovation after one year, the speaker stated that he did not see any renovation done by the Okorocha administration but rather what he saw was large scale painting of the building to give the impression that it was renovated.
The speaker further said the lawmakers would have to wait till the year 2021 to move back to the assembly complex because it would take the contractors between eight and ten months to complete the job.
Meanwhile, the House the same day, approved about 15 special advisers for Governor Hope Uzodinma to assist in the governance of the state.