Ministerial screening: Senate grills Fashola
The Senate on Monday grilled former Governor of Lagos State, Babatunde Fashola who appeared before the upper chamber to be screened for a ministerial position.
Over 25 senators, out of the over 50 who wanted to ask questions, were allowed to grill Fashola, who was the immediate past Minister of Works, Power and Housing.
For over an hour, Fashola was busy engaging the senators who asked several questions rather than the usual take a bow and go.
Fashola, during his screening answered questions on power generation in Nigeria, infrastructure, among others.
He said Nigerians were benefitting from off-grid power.
“While we were managing the grid, we changed Nigeria’s conversation from off-grid power to on-grid power and for the first time, Nigerians are now talking about and benefitting from off-grid power,” he said.