I Never Said Nigerian Roads Are Not Bad – Fashola
The Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, was criticized for saying that Nigerian roads are not as bad. Many said he should apologise immediately . Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, Mr. Abdulfatai Buhari said that Fashola couldn’t have said Nigerian roads are not in deplorable conditions.
For them Fashola should embark on a trip to experience first-hand the ‘horrible’ roads to access the condition of these roads. It would be recalled that the minister had on Wednesday in Abuja at the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting said Nigeria’s road surfaces were not as deplorable as the public have made them to be.
Fashola at the weekend said he was misquoted on the claim that federal roads were not as deplorable as the public portrayed them. He made the clarification in Ilara- Mokin, Ifedore Local Government Area of Ondo State while commissioning the privately-funded four township roads executed by Chairman,Toyota Nigeria Limited, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo.
The minister who said contrary to insinuations on social media, he had travelled round the country on roads to access condition of federal roads, stressed that the federal government would fix its bad roads based on priority list.
“Let me start from the journey by roads to the 36 states, 12 hours every day, so I know what I saw, and I also said what I wanted to say in that press conference, and thankfully, I must thank your TV Channels, at least, showing the maturity and the professionalism responsibility to play the whole tape, so people can see the context of what I said,” he said.
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