Senate Drags Fashola Over Alleged Unpreparedness To Defend 2018 Budget
The Senate on Thursday, frowned at the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, over alleged unpreparedness to defend estimates of his ministry’s 2018 budget.
At the Senate Hearing Room 2.11, in the New Senate Wing of the National Assembly, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, said Fashola was not ready to face members and that the minister did not appear before them with necessary documents concerning the budget.
Abaribe said the committee should have been furnished with necessary documents, which members would peruse while the minister would take them through the estimates, during the budget defence, as is the usual practice.
Thereafter, the committee chairman turned back informed his colleagues that Fashola immediately reached out to him and said he was prepared to appear before the committee on Monday.
The minister was however turned back from the committee room for a reschedule date and time.