The National Assembly management has asked outgoing members of the 8th Assembly to vacate and submit keys of their various offices latest by 5pm on Tuesday, despite the fact that their tenures expire on June 8.
The development, it was gathered, has forced the senators and members of the House of Representatives to engage in last minute packing of electronic items and furniture in their offices.
As of Friday and Saturday, vehicles conveying items like refrigerators, deep freezers, microwave oven, plasma television sets, standing fans, furniture and rugs were sighted at the National Assembly complex.
A senior management staff member said” “It is true that we asked the lawmakers to pack out of their offices latest by 5pm on Tuesday and hand over their keys. We need to renovate the offices.
“Apart from that, we are also going to re-allocate the offices before new lawmakers resume on June 11. The Eighth Assembly will end on June 8 and we don’t have enough time.”
An outgoing member of the House of Representatives from the South-West said, “The items we are moving out of our offices have been sold to us.
“The management valued them and asked us to remove them if we are interested. They will deduct the money from our severance allowances.”