The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola has apologized to the National Assembly over comments on budgetary allocation to his ministry.
Fashola had slammed the National Assembly for removing key projects of his ministry from the 2017 budget leaving projects like boreholes.
“In any event, allegations of half-truths are only a flawed response to the constitutional and developmental issues that have plagued Nigeria from 1999 about how to budget for the critical infrastructure in Nigeria,” he said.
“It shows the conflict between the executive that wants to build big federal highways, bridges, power plants, rail and dams on one hand and a Parliament that wants to do small things.
“The parliament wants to do things like boreholes, health centres, street lights and supplying grinding machines,” he added.
Angered by Fashola’s comments, the House of Representatives summoned the minister to appear before it’s adhoc committee.
The committee was chaired by Honourable Aliyu Madaki.
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