The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr, Babatunde Fashola, says it is wrong for the legislature to unilaterally seek to increase the national budget.

Fashola, who made this remark as one of the panelists at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, said that the major responsibility of the legislature is representation.

He maintained that since the federal lawmakers had no powers to collect tax, they did not possess the right to unilaterally increase the budget.

However, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Chibudom Nwuche, called for a joint project office between the executive and the legislature in the development of budgets to save the system from friction.