Arch Olatunde Amos Ojo, the acting Clerk to the National Assembly (CNA) has vowed to ensure that there is improvement in staff welfare and the environment of the nation’s apex legislative body during his tenure.

He made the vow on Wednesday when the leadership of the Association of Nigerian Chartered Architects (ANCA) visited him in Abuja, where he unfolded his plan to revamp, re-engineer and rejuvenate the National Assembly and its bureaucracy, added that he would enthrone accountability, transparency and discipline in the affairs of the National Assembly’s bureaucracy.

He said- “You know that integrity matters even in the practice of architecture and here also that is what I focus on to make sure that I don’t let you (ANCA) down and the entire nation.

“Also when we look at any built environment, of course, we operate in built environments and anywhere architects are found, they make sure they improve the environment.

“We don’t leave it the way we met it but we make sure that we improve on it. In the same way that is what my mind thinks and the mind of this administration as well.

“We have to make sure that during our tenure, we have to improve on the wellbeing of our staff.

“We will look at our environment and make it a place of international reckoning so that anybody who comes to Nigeria and wants to see our parliamentary environment, when they come here, they will know that this place is being managed by somebody who has architectural knowledge and comes from a good environment as well.

“Therefore, just as we do in practice, architects are transparent in practice, we have other professionals working with us, whatever it is, we carry them along.

“The same thing is what I want to do during my tenure. I want all my colleagues to be carried along.

“Transparency is part of it. Career wise, even in practice, we want to make sure that we train and retrain staff as a result of this, ARCON (Architects Registration Council of Nigeria) will organise one programme or the other. This is how we improve our name,” he stated.


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