Minister’s absence stalls budget defence



Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi’s absence from the House Committee on Land Transport on Tuesday stalled the ministry’s 2018 Budget defence.

The exercise, which was scheduled to hold at the National Assembly Conference Hall in Abuja, was adjourned till further notice.

Mr Aminu Sani, the Chairman of the committee, said it was its tradition not to attend to any ministry except the minister in charge was present.

He said that the committee sympathised with the minister’s state of health, even though there was no formal letter written to the committee.

Sani further adjourned the defence proceeding, stating that the committee would wait to hold the session whenever he fully recovered.

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