PLAC – The Senate has called on the Federal Government to prioritize the funding and completion of the permanent site of the National Library of Nigeria in order to mitigate losses accruable to the project, and to be more strategic in the award of contracts so that it embarks only on projects that can be adequately financed.

Presenting the motion titled “The preventable economic loss and national embarrassment arising from the failure of the Federal Government to complete the National Library after 11 years” at the plenary session of Tuesday, 31 October 2017, Sen. Gbenga Ashafa (APC: Lagos) noted that the National Library Building project was conceptualized by the Federal Government in 2002 and awarded to Reynolds Constructions Company (RCC) in 2006 for N8.590billion with a completion timeline of 22months. However, since its inception, the project has been poorly funded despite an upward review to the sum of N48billion in 2013 .

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