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Lagos-Ibadan highway: Reps summon Fashola over ‘inciting’ comments

The row between the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), and the National Assembly over the 2017 budget deepened on Tuesday as members of the House of Representatives summoned the former Lagos State governor to explain his post-budget utterances.

Fashola’s case was the first motion on privilege the visibly angry lawmakers passed as they reconvened in Abuja after a two-week sallah vacation.

They said his comments on the cuts on the budget of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway and the 2nd Niger Bridge did not only breach the privilege of legislators but were also attempts to incite Nigerians against the National Assembly.

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