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Sunday, 25 June 2017

House of Reps describes Fashola's statement on 2017 budget as inaccurate and misleading

Babantunde Raji Fashola, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, has been criticized severely by the House of Representatives for has assertion that the National Assembly added many projects that were not presented in the budget defence before the committees.

Fashola asserted that :
1. The Budget for Mambila Power Project was cut,
2. About N3 billion was removed from Okene-Lokoja-Abuja Road.
3. The budget for the 2nd Niger Bridge was reduced from N15b to N10b(actually N12b to N7b)
4.  Also the budget for Lagos-Ibadan Expressway was reduced from N31 billion to N10 billion
However, the House refuted his claim, saying it was inaccurate and misleading.

Fashola’s claim was tagged as a fallacy according to the House, sayin that some of the roads added the budget had no designs and that items like primary healthcare and boreholes were added to the budget of the Ministry which has to do with the States.



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