SHAME! National Assembly CCTV Still Not Working
Nine months after political thugs invaded the National Assembly and carted away the Senate Mace, the Close Circuit Television (CCTV) in the National Assembly is still not functional.
Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, made the revelation at Thursday's plenary when the senator representing Lagos Central, Remi Tinubu, raised a Point of Order, on how her office was burgled last week.
Describing the situation as embarrassing, the Deputy Senate President who presided over plenary, wondered why the National Assembly Management was unable to fix the CCTV at the Complex despite tax payers money spent on them.
He therefore tasked NASS management and security to live up to its responsibilities.
The Presiding Officer explained that the incident at the office of the wife of the former Lagos State Governor, Bola Tinubu, is not isolated, adding that offices of lawmakers at the National Assembly Complex, had been burgled in the past.
"Unfortunately, and regrettably, this is not an isolated matter. I understand that a similar thing happened in the office of one of our colleagues in the House of Representatives.
“But even more worrisome was the report I got during the break of one of our former colleagues who came to do a transaction in the National Assembly and then he left his car with some money inside it.
"By the time he came back, the car was broken into and the money removed. And he parked it just close to one of the buildings.
“So he thought that it was easy to detect. So, he reported to the management. They decided to look at the CCTV footage. Regrettably, the CCTV was not working.
"It's embarrassment to all of us that we would fix CCTV all over the place with public funds and when matters arise for which it would come into use, we would discover that we just wasted our public money".
He referred the matter to the Management to submit its report through the Committee on Senate Services within two weeks.
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