OrderPaperToday – The completion of the headquarters of the National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) in Abuja will receive priority attention from government.
This was the position of President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara on Monday during an inspection tour of the permanent site along airport road of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Speaking during the tour, Saraki said that the National Assembly remains committed to completing the structure because, according to him, the complex was very important to the functions of the National Assembly.
Also speaking, Dogara expressed hope that upon completion, the institute will serve as a prime training institute for legislators in Nigeria and beyond.
He said: “What we can do in the face of dwindling resources is to identify priority segments of the project and try to complete them so that we can immediately put this place in use. This answers the question of how the National Assembly has been utilizing its budgetary allocation.”
Earlier, the project architect, Mr Zingak Gomwalk told newsmen that the project which had reached 26 per cent completion was sitting on an 8 acre land, adding that work on the site was suspended in March 2015 for lack of funding.