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Mind yourself! Don’t treat us like Lagos Assembly, Senate warns Fashola

The Senate on Wednesday again warned the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola, to desist from attacking the National Assembly.

It said the National Assembly is not Lagos State House of Assembly and must not be treated as such.

The Senate sounded the warning at plenary, following a point of order, raised by Senator Danjuma Goje, who heads the Appropriations committee.

The federal legislature and Fashola have been engaged in verbal exchanges over the handling of the ministry’s budget by the National Assembly.

Fashola had lamented that it was wrong for the National Assembly to tinker with the ministry’s budget by inserting items, and cutting cost of projects after he had defended the budget before them.

The House of Representatives had also on Tuesday summoned the minister to explain his reference to them as having “stack and worrisome gaps in knowledge” over the budget issue.

The National Assembly had in its response to Fashola’s claim through its spokesperson, Senator Sabi Abdullahi, that the minister was only telling Nigerians half-truth on the budget issue in order to instigate them against the National Assembly.


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