[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he Chairman Senate Committee on Appropriations, Senator Danjuma Goje, said the minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola would be doing Nigeria a favour by resigning.
“No amount of blackmail by him; no amount of propaganda by him or his surrogates will stop this National Assembly from discharging its duties in accordance with the provisions of the Constitution. We have sworn to uphold and protect this Constitution, and this we will do to the end of this Assembly.
“Fashola should know that he is dealing with the National Assembly of Nigeria, not of Lagos. If the job is too much for him – the ministry is too big; it comprises three ministries, which are works, housing and power; if he cannot adjust, then, he should do the honourable thing. He should so the needful.
“I will like to seize this opportunity to advise the minister that he should remember that he is now a minister and should behave like a minister.”
“He is not a governor (anymore) and this National Assembly is not Lagos State House of Assembly. This is an Assembly composed of very patriotic Nigerians, very experienced Nigerians; many had done his job; many were governors before him.”
The Senate accused the minister of misleading the public and blackmailing it over the manipulations made by the lawmakers in the 2017 Appropriation Act.