Reps summon Fashola over comments on National Assembly

Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola
Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola

The House of Representatives on Tuesday directed the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola, to appear before it over his comments on the National Assembly.

Mr. Fashola had slammed the National Assembly for inserting projects outside the purview of his ministry in its budget in the 2017 Appropriation Act.

He also accused the National Assembly of slashing N21 billion off the N31 billion proposed for the Lagos–Ibadan Expressway.

The minister said it was unfair to the executive arm of government for the inclusion of such projects after public hearings on the budget and defence of the fiscal estimates by ministries.

He said funds saved were “diverted” to projects inserted into the 2017 budget by the lawmakers, which were not government’s priorities.

The house in a unanimous vote, resolved to set up an ad-hoc committee and invite the minister to explain the “breach” of their privilege.

They accused the minister of inciting the people against their representatives.

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  • Inyamiri

    Our corrupt parliament, stop wasting your time. Fashola is more like SLS. He will shame you in front of the press unless if the appearance is closed door. You also said Fashola is inciting public against you. Nigerians are already against you because everyone knows who you are… BENCH WARMERS, time and resources wasters. You only speak and show anger when your corrupt nature is exposed. You never care about Nigeria or Nigerians.

    • TUNERI2

      well said my brother. Am sure you echo the view of millions of nigerians

    • Tommy Soto

      very well said my friend!

    • ayo

      Unfortunately they will continue to push the boundaries of their irrevance for as long as we the citizens continue to ignore them.

      It is only when we tell them enough is enough before they get the message. Right now they are like bulls in a China shop

    • princegab

      Thanks bro, our legislooters at it again. They can’t take the bitter truth at a distance. Now we watch Fashola spit it on their oversized noses.
      ” awon o ni je kuje”

  • Prince C.Eze

    I have read about the minister’s position of the budget and I am with him on that.I am aware of the ‘beef’ that the members of the NA have with the minister as well.However I have not read the above article, and refused to do so because it probably is unimportant to me.I wanted to advise that Mr Fashola ignore this ‘invitation’ , a specialty of these guys.They invite anyone at will,order the arrest of anyone as they please,do as they please with the budget in spite of the lack of confidence that Nigerians continue to express in the work , in their very existence even if latent.On second thought I figured that the minister may even welcome the idea (I hope) to speak to them on this issue eyeball to eyeball.The only request I will make of the minister is to ensure that his appearance be made public with TV, cameras and newspapers present.