Imo lawmakers have relocated from the House of Assembly Complex at new Owerri to a temporary venue at Ahajioku Centre in the capital.
The Assembly complex, which was under renovation for nearly two years before it was opened in June 2015, had again shown disturbing signs of serious structural defects.

The Speaker of the House, Chief Acho Ihim, who confirmed the relocation to journalists at the weekend in Owerri, said it was to enable the permanent building to be reinforced.

In another development, a former chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the state, Chief Fidel Onyeneke, and some Imo-based journalists, have condemned a bill sponsored by the deputy speaker of the Assembly, Ugonna Ozuruigbo, seeking to amend registration of newspapers. Onyeneke said it was an attempt to gag the press in the state.

This building was under renovation from 2013 before it was reopened in 2015 . Many have asked what kind of shabby job is this government giving to Imolites ?


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