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You need behavioural guidance on parliament, Fashola replies Goje

You need behavioural guidance on parliament, Fashola replies Goje
July 06
21:38 2017

Babatunde Fashola, minister of power, works and housing, says Danjuma Goje, senator representing Gombe central, needs “behavioural prescription about legislative function”.

Fashola said this in response to Goje’s comment that he should resign if the work is too much.

Goje made the statement while reacting to Fashola’s criticism of the national assembly over the insertion of some projects into the 2017 budget.

In a statement personally signed by him, the minister said it was important for Goje to have “temperament of debate and disagreement”.


Decrying the senator’s admonition that he should learn how to “behave like a minister” and the reference to the senate awaiting how he would be “handled” by the house of representatives, which summoned him, Fashola said, “I think first that the language is unparliamentary and therefore not deserving of a reply.

“It seems that it is such people who need a behavioural prescription about legislative function.”

The minister said he aired his views on the budget because he wanted to have a tool that he could work with.


“Let me reiterate that I see parliament as a house where very vigorous debates about development should take place and it is important for Goje to acquire the temperament of debate and disagreement,” he said

“I need a better budget as a tool to do my work and that is why l am speaking out.

“In this context, it is left for Nigerians to then decide whether budgeting for constituency roads is more patriotic than budgeting to complete the Kano-Maiduguri road that connects five states, the Lagos-Ibadan road that connects three states and helps to move food, imported goods and fuel across the country; or the second Niger bridge that connects the east and west geo-political zones of at least 11 states together.

“I will also leave Nigerians to judge whether it is more patriotic to budget for the Mambilla power project that will contribute to more power across Nigeria or reduce the budget to build street lights in legislative constituencies.”



  1. Alo
    Alo July 07, 15:17

    This is the most annoying news I’ve read about Nigeria. Nigerians are the most docile people in the world led by the most wicked of men. In the midst of sufferings the parliamentary still find ways to steal from the budget in the name of constituency projects. What wickedness!!!! And the good would keep quiet, Nigerians would do nothing. May the judgment of God come upon any of the leaders that steal one naira in the name of constituency projects. May Nigerians summon the courage to truly occupy the national assembly and chase out this current legislators and even overhaul the entire government. The current national assembly led by Saraki and Dogara just stinks beyond measure, May the day break, May this go viral as a call to action, how can a great Nigeria be crippled and brought down to her feet by this evil older generation. It has to stop! It has to stop! It has to stop now!

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  2. Suleiman
    Suleiman July 07, 20:15

    It’s unfortunate for our legislators some of them doesn’t know what they were doing. Can you imagine somebody telling the most workable minister to resign his post.while fashola didn’t complain of too much work For himself.that senator need to be cained for impromptu speech

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