Spokesperson of the House of Representatives, Abulrazak Namdas, has said the 2017 budget of the ministry of works, power and housing did not distribute road projects and other developmental facilities equally.
In a report by TheCable, Namdas reacted to the Minister of Works, Power and Housing latest swipe at the National Assembly for allegedly hindering the growth of the country.
In a statement by Namdas on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, the legislature's spokesman said lawmakers could not watch the country’s "patrimony be unfairly skewed to one region or a few regions to the detriment of other states and geo-political zones".
In his words: "We need to remind Mr. Fashola that the national assembly is a national institution made up of members from all geo-political zones, they represent all tendencies, interests and ethnic nationalities.
“It has a responsibility also to ensure balance in the distribution of road projects and other developmental facilities.
“The proposal from Mr. President on the 2017 budget of the ministry of works, power and housing did not pass this test! This partly informed the intervention of National Assembly so that every region can be carried along in project allocation."
Fashola had blamed the lawmakers for tampering with the budget and as such hampering on major and life changing projects.