The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has advised Nigerians not to misinterpret his disagreement with the House of Representatives over his ministry’s budget, saying he has no personal issues with members of the lower chamber.
The minister who made the assertion, while fielding questions from State House correspondents, said, “let me make it very clear that many of the Senators and honourable members are my personal friends; so, you don’t fight your friends.
“I say that the words that we use will potentially redirect our attention from what the real issue is. I don’t think that a feud is a right word to use.
“A disagreement; yes, a very healthy disagreement. Don’t forget that we are not disagreeing about who should head what. We are not disagreeing about who should take what share of the national cake.
“We are disagreeing about how to develop Nigeria and that for me is very healthy for our democracy.’