The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola was, on December 14, asked by the Senate to take a walk over his unpreparedness to defend his ministry’s 2018 budget
The red chamber also berated the Rural Electrification Agency (REA) for planning to spend a total sum of N10 billion on solar power projects in nine universities in the six geo-political zones of Nigeria.
This happened, on Thursday, when the Managing Director of REA, Damilola Ogunbiyi, appeared before the Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe (PDP-Abia South)-led Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy to defend the 2018 budget proposals of the agency.
Senator Abaribe disclosed that the ministry wrote to the Committee that Fashola was ready to appear before the Committee, adding that he would come to defend the budget of the power sector of the ministry, on Monday, next week.
On the turning back of Fashola, the law-maker said the minister told the committee he is not ready to face members, just as he said the minister did not come with necessary documentation to present to members of the committee.