The Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola (SAN), today condemned the bid to stop the National Assembly from probing the embattled Minister of Petroleum, Diezani Madueke. Fashola made this disclosure in Lagos at the launch of The Cable online newspaper themed: “Nigeria at 100: Reflections on the future,” published by former THISDAY Editor, Simon Kolawole.
During the discussion, Fashola condemned the bid to stop the National Assembly from probing the Minister of Petroleum Resources Diezani Alison-Madueke and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the allegation that they expended N10billion to hire an aircraft.
He said, "This nonsense should stop. There is supposed to be separation of powers. No arm of government is supposed to impose its position on another arm.
"When the house finishes its constitutional responsibilities that the court may be required to play any role, not before the lawmakers have carried out their duties."