The National Chairman of the Petroleum Tanker Drivers branch of the National Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers, Mr. Salmon Akanni-Oladiti, on Saturday, asked the National Assembly to leave the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, alone to face the task of fixing the deplorable state of Nigerian roads.
Akanni-Oladiti said the current verbal war between the National Assembly and the minister was uncalled for and specifically carpeted the NASS for altering the budget of the ministry.
Fashola had recently expressed his frustration with the manner in which the legislature allegedly altered the budget after putting the executive through the budget defence sessions .
Akanni-Oladiti, while addressing reporters shortly after declaring open its National Executive Council Meeting in Kaduna on Saturday, noted that the gang-up against the minister must stop.
When asked if the union would embark on strike should the rift between the NASS and the minister persist, Akanni-Oladiti simply said, “when we reach the bridge, we’ll cross it.”
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