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Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by caleboxylic: 4:31pm On Jun 25, 2017
Fashola lying, refused to spend a kobo on Second Niger Bridge in 2016 budget- NASS Fashola lying, refused to spend a kobo on Second Niger Bridge in 2016 budget- NASS
The House of Representatives has said that the Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr. Babatunde Fashola peddled “inaccuracies, misleading and calculated mischief” about the 2017 budget, maintaining that Fashola’s ministry did not spend a kobo on the Second Niger Bridge in the 2016 budget as was allocated to his ministry then. Similarly, the Senate, on Saturday, also warned Fashola to desist from spreading falsehood on the 2017 Budget with with regards to projects under his ministry. In a news conference on Saturday in Abuja, Chairman Committee on Media and Publicity in the lower chambers, Rep. Abdulrazak Namdas, said that the minister’s statement tended to blackmail the National Assembly and set it on a collision with the executive. He said that the minister was fixated on matters of power rather than issues that would benefit Nigerians. According to Namdas, there was an obvious attempt to blackmail the National Assembly, paint it as an irresponsible institution, one not concerned with the welfare of the people. Fashola He said that because part of funds allocated to Second Niger Bridge in 2016 was returned at the end of the year, the national assembly reduced allocation to the project in the 2017 Budget by N5 billion. Namdas said that the deduction was applied to fund other projects in the South-East, and left N7 billion for the Second Niger Bridge. “The truth is that in the 2016 Budget, N12 billion was appropriated for the Second Niger Bridge but not a kobo was spent by the ministry. Not a kobo was spent and the money was returned. “The ministry could not provide the Committees of the National Assembly with evidence of an agreement on the Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) or a contract for the Second Niger Bridge,’’ he said. Namdas said that the legislature also queried an omnibus allocation of N20 billion in the ministry’s budget whose details were not provided by the minister. He explained that it would have been irresponsible of the lawmakers to appropriate funds that were not tied to specific projects, adding that for doing so, “we incurred the wrath of the ‘almighty minister’”. He reiterated that the national assembly had powers in Sections, 4, 59, 80 and 81 of the 1999 Constitution (Amended) to amend the budget estimates submitted by the executive. Namdas said that the decision to redistribute the projects proposed by the ministry was in order to ensure even spread of projects across geo-political zones, which the proposal of the executive failed to do. Moreover, the Upper chamber of the National Assembly said that in passing the Appropriation Bill, the legislators worked and applied equity in provision for new and outstanding projects across the country. In a statement by its spokesperson, Sen. Sabi Abdullahi, in Abuja, the upper chamber said Fashola did not give the public details about the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, which was on private finance initiative from beginning. It said that Bureau of Public Procurement (BPP) and the Federal Executive Council, in 2013, approved the reconstruction, rehabilitation and expansion of the expressway on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) basis, “using private finance initiative”. “The Federal Government provided about 30 per cent of the funding while the balance shall be provided by the private sector. “The project was on course for completion by end of 2017 when the private finance initiative was being implemented, with over 30 per cent completion rate attained as at early 2015. “But, in a blatant disregard for existing agreements, constituted authorities and extant laws, Fashola on assumption of office, got the government through the ministry to start voting money for the implementation of the project. “Even, as at last year, the 2016 Appropriation Act voted N40 billion for the project on the insistence of the ministry and only N26 billion was released. “If we had known, the rest N14 billion could have been allocated to other critical roads across the country,” it said. It added that due to concerns and in the spirit of consensus-building and effective stakeholder engagement, the leadership of the Senate met with relevant stakeholders, including the Ministries of Works, and Finance. According to it, “it was agreed that we should give the Private Finance Initiative a chance to complement government’s resources in the delivery of critical infrastructure across the country. “Hence, in this year’s budget, we have engaged with the government and private sector groups, who have assured that they will resume funding of the project. “So, we only provided the fund in the budget that would ensure that work does not stop before the funds from the private sector start coming in. “It is our view that the Federal Government cannot fund the reconstruction and maintenance of all the 34, 000 kilometres of roads under its care,” the senate said. It explained that what was necessary was the need for private bodies to fund some of the roads, particularly those with high potential of attracting private investors. It said, “With private sector finance initiative, the rehabilitation of the road can be completed on time because full funding will be provided and there will be more certainty. “The minister’s statement is in bad taste.” The statement said that the National Assembly acted in the national interest to ensure that equity and fairness were achieved in the distribution of projects. The senate said that it also ensured that all sections of the country had representation in the national budget as guaranteed by the Constitution.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by Buharimustgo: 4:40pm On Jun 25, 2017
All of you are the same,depriving the Biafrans what is due to them,even when it is the least of budget,

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by dlondonbadboy: 4:43pm On Jun 25, 2017
Interesting...everytime we keep hearing 2nd niger bridge..every single time.

Obasanjo said before he leaves office he must construct the 2nd niger bridge, infact the old serpent said the project would gulp almsot 60billion and he described his foolishness as promise fulfilled by his administration.

Yardua of blessed memory came in, the same fooling around, No show...

GEJ came in and said if he doesn't construct the 2nd niger bridge, he would go on exile because their would be no justification for that action. The woman wrapper didn't go to exile and yet no show..

And here comes the vegetable of daura, still on 2nd niger bridge, it's one story after another story!

I curse those that still have hope in this useless country. I curse them.

Tufiakwa

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by Amarabae(f): 4:45pm On Jun 25, 2017
They will enter here and start shouting ONE NIGERIA.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by DieBuhari: 4:48pm On Jun 25, 2017
Hausa and Yoruba playing table tennis with Biafran issues

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by Ojiofor: 4:49pm On Jun 25, 2017
They have no intention of building the bridge and they hopelessly wonder why we hate Nigeria so much.
This wicked corrupt and evil empire must fall.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by StOla: 4:51pm On Jun 25, 2017
Amarabae:
They will enter here and start shouting ONE NIGERIA.

Have you bothered to find out why the provided funds could not be spent yet?

Or you wanted the funds to be spent even when no actual work has begun and contract modalities are still being worked on?

Atleast he has not been accused of embezzling the funds, all that was allocated was duly returned. So the only sane question is what exactly is hindering the start of the job.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by conductor2: 4:53pm On Jun 25, 2017
StOla:


Have you bothered to find out why the provided funds could not be spent yet?

Or you wanted the funds to be spent even when no actual work has begun and contract modalities are still being worked on?

Atleast he has not been accused of embezzling the funds, all that was allocated was duly returned. So the only sane question is what exactly is hindering the start of the job.
Just shut up already

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by rainylad(f): 4:54pm On Jun 25, 2017
...Fashola has always been snake-like,incompetent and a fraud..The silly Minister of darkness will be exposed the more soon for his evil ways...,Foolish man.

..'One Nigeria' my foot!

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by pennywys(m): 4:54pm On Jun 25, 2017
Alright,
please check my signature
Do me do me a favor by sending me download national dailies on my WhatsApp platform.
I tired of clicking links and buying national papers everyday

Thank you
Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by VisioDirect: 4:55pm On Jun 25, 2017
We don't need any bridge from one Nigeria, please just honour our referendum request and we are good to go.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by Genius100: 4:59pm On Jun 25, 2017
Only illiterates will fall for this silly write-up. How will Fashola spend money when there was a shortfall and no money was released for the bridge and many other projects. Now that they seem more determined to build the bridge and more money is coming into Nigeria's coffers to execute projects, legislooters reduced the bridge money in the budget.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by OlujobaSamuel: 5:07pm On Jun 25, 2017
"part of the money was returned" later on, "none of the fund was spent and it was all returned"
kindly explain how half turned full, also, you failed to mention anything about borehole, health centres and other projects that got allocation.
stupid crook that cant lie well

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by chemicalDisease: 5:12pm On Jun 25, 2017
Minister of Darkness

No, he's Minister of Lagos State.
Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by StOla: 5:21pm On Jun 25, 2017
conductor2:

Just shut up already

That's what you should do since you have nothing of value to bring to the debate.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by EmeeNaka: 5:40pm On Jun 25, 2017
StOla:


Have you bothered to find out why the provided funds could not be spent yet?

Or you wanted the funds to be spent even when no actual work has begun and contract modalities are still being worked on?

Atleast he has not been accused of embezzling the funds, all that was allocated was duly returned. So the only sane question is what exactly is hindering the start of the job.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by durangokid: 6:10pm On Jun 25, 2017
StOla:


Have you bothered to find out why the provided funds could not be spent yet?

Or you wanted the funds to be spent even when no actual work has begun and contract modalities are still being worked on?

Atleast he has not been accused of embezzling the funds, all that was allocated was duly returned. So the only sane question is what exactly is hindering the start of the job.
I would have been suprised if you said any other thing apart from this , bigot

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by vedaxcool(m): 6:17pm On Jun 25, 2017
StOla:


Have you bothered to find out why the provided funds could not be spent yet?

Or you wanted the funds to be spent even when no actual work has begun and contract modalities are still being worked on?

Atleast he has not been accused of embezzling the funds, all that was allocated was duly returned. So the only sane question is what exactly is hindering the start of the job.

I hope Fashola gives this maniac senator a robust response to his blawdy lies.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by StOla: 6:21pm On Jun 25, 2017
durangokid:
I would have been suprised if you said any other thing apart from this , bigot

You are the bigot who has already seen a tribal angle to the debate between Fashola and the National Assembly.

But don't worry, when Fashola replies to their claims, I will be sure to notify you and douse the ethnic tension that is almost choking you.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by Kingspin(m): 6:29pm On Jun 25, 2017
Empty country full of useless leaders.
Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by conductor2: 7:04pm On Jun 25, 2017
StOla:


That's what you should do since you have nothing of value to bring to the debate.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by StOla: 7:12pm On Jun 25, 2017
Yeeeh! My jaw ooo.

Hahahahaha!

But it is still of no value to the debate.

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by yang(m): 7:18pm On Jun 25, 2017
The zoo called Nigeria is a hopeless cesspit of evil.

I repeat, buhari is a terrorist and the midget dwarf commissioner osibanjo is a devil with evil mind

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Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by Dedetwo(m): 7:26pm On Jun 25, 2017
Genius100:
Only illiterates will fall for this silly write-up. How will Fashola spend money when there was a shortfall and no money was released for the bridge and many other projects. Now that they seem more determined to build the bridge and more money is coming into Nigeria's coffers to execute projects, legislooters reduced the bridge money in the budget.

Bros are you a literate? I thought an illiterate cannot read or write. Sometimes it takes a confused illiterate to recognize another. In addition, what is your position or post or rank in the present government of Nigeria?
Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by ZorGBUooeh: 7:33pm On Jun 25, 2017
I don't know why sum ibos prefer fashola to tinubu..Tinubu is better dan fashola anytime,anyday.
Re: Fashola Refused To Spend A Kobo On Second Niger Bridge In 2016- NASS by durangokid: 10:30pm On Jun 25, 2017
StOla:


You are the bigot who has already seen a tribal angle to the debate between Fashola and the National Assembly.

But don't worry, when Fashola replies to their claims, I will be sure to notify you and douse the ethnic tension that is almost choking you.
Dont worry like you said let us wait for his reply

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