Minister for Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has told Nigerians not to misinterpret his recent dispute with the House of Representatives as personal .
He told newsmen in Abuja today, “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.”
Fashola made an attempt to correct journalists on the choice of words used in describing the situation. He said words like “feud” were inappropriate as they had the potential to shift attention from the real issue at hand.
The Minister who has been in discontent with the upper and lower chambers of the Senate over inclusions of new projects into his ministry’s budget clarified the nature of the “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.”
“I am not fighting anybody”, the Minister said.