Rivers set to rebuild assembly complex – Commissioner 

The Rivers state government Wednesday said the decision to demolish and rebuild the Rivers state House of Assembly complex  was due to the structural defects which arose mainly as a result of the recent fire incident which rendered the main building unfit for human use. 

 In a statement issued by the Commissioner for Information, Hon. Joseph Johnson, and made available to newsmen  Wednesday in Port Harcourt, said the visit of the governor to inspect the level of damage done to the building on the day of the fire incident became necessary to invite professionals to advice the government on the integrity of the building. 

It would be recalled that explosive dynamites were used to attack the complex.

There were visible cracks on the walls and the entire building structure looked frail and unsafe for legislative business. 

“After the assessment of the complex, the experts warned government that continuing to use the building in its present stage would be disastrous,” he said.

The commissioner noted that government had tried all cost saving measures toward repairs of the complex until it bowed to superior view of rebuilding the complex to a more befitting one.