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BREAKING NEWS:...........Senate Ask Fashola To Resign




The minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has been asked to resign his position as a minister.
The call for him to resign was made on Wednesday, July 5, by Senator Danjuma Goje, over statement credited to Fashola where he accused the lawmakers of altering allocations of the ministry of works in the 2017 budget.
The Senate angered by Fashola’s comments accused the minister of misleading the public and blackmailing lawmakers over the alterations made by in the budget.
Senator Danjuma Goje, speaking during plenary, raised a point of order where he said Fashola was a minister and no longer a governor and should reflect that in his speech, the Punch reports.
“Initially, I wanted to come under a motion but, yesterday, the House of Representatives took up the matter. Since we are on the same page with the House, I feel I should not come under a motion. But 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,” Senator Goje said.
He reminded Fashola that he was dealing with the National Assembly, not the Lagos state house of assembly.
He said:” 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.
“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.
“For now, I will cease fire and watch to see how the House will handle him. If he is well handled there, we will leave him with them. But if we are not satisfied and they pass him to us, then, we will take him over.

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