Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, CFR, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, who also serves as the Alternate Chairman of the Governing Council of the National Institute for Legislative and Democratic Studies (NILDS), has expressed his dissatisfaction with the construction company, Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, for its inability to complete the permanent site of the Institute.
During a tour of the site guided by the Director General of NILDS, Prof. Abubakar O. Sulaiman, the Speaker noted that Julius Berger had received payment for the project but had failed to complete it. As a result, he issued a 30-day ultimatum for the completion of the project, which is located in Piwoyi District along the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport road on 8.12 hectares (81,200m2) of land, Plot 307 Cadastral zone.
The Speaker emphasized that the project must be completed within the next 30 days and urged Julius Berger to adhere to the timeline. Additionally, he emphasized the need for the offices and lecture rooms to be furnished before the commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari. The Director General of NILDS also expressed disappointment with Julius Berger for failing to fulfill their promise to return to the site after settling all liabilities.
The Speaker has mandated that the edifice be completed before the President leaves office.