Senators, Reps pack out of Abuja offices

It was gathered that some senators and House of Representatives members complied with the National Assembly management’s directive on Monday by moving their personal items out of their various offices in the Federal Parliament.

Newsmen had earlier reported that the National Assembly management had issued a ‘procedural’ directive to the lawmakers to remove their personal belongings in order to prepare the offices for re-allocation in the weeks ahead.

It was later observed on Monday that utility vehicles, owned by the lawmakers, were seen packing away  refrigerators,  television sets, tables, chairs,  rugs, books, pictures, computers and other electronic items.

Aides of the legislators were seen directing contract staff working as cleaners in the complex to pack their principal’s belongings to the utility vehicles packed in front of the new Senate and House of Representatives’ wings.

Investigation by our correspondent revealed that most of the 301 reps members and  the 76 senators who lost their bids to return to the federal parliament,  had since been removing their personal belongings, after the elections.

Some National Assembly staff members were seen with souvenirs given to them by the lawmakers while the cleaners had a busy day, conveying loads of unwanted items  to dump sites.

A female lawmaker had earlier last week, reportedly,  broke down in tears when she sighted her belongings, especially portraits,  removed from her office by her aides packed in front of the complex,  awaiting evacuation


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