Federal lawmakers, especially those from the Southwest, got some knocks yesterday over the slashing of the vote for the Lagos-Ibadan expressway in the 2017 budget.
Power, Works and Housing Minister Babatunde Fashola raised the alarm over the vote slash from N31 billion to N10billion. He also complained about the cutting of the votes for other crucial projects and the vote diverted to boreholes and primary healthcare.
The lawmakers said the budget was lopsided in favour of the Southwest. They also chided the minister for breaching their legislative privilege.
Senator Solomon Adeola (Lagos West), responding to a question on facebook, said he aligned himself “with the position of the Senate.”