The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, explained that the Nigerians misquoted him in his comment that complaints about the deplorable state of federal roads across the country were exaggerated.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that Fashola, who spoke during the weekend during his visit to the state of Ondo to inaugurate some road projects funded by Chief Micheal Ade-Ojo, popularly known as Elizade in the local government area of Ifedore, said he never used the word ” exaggerated”.
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the Minister, while speaking with the correspondents of the State House after being informed at the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, said that Nigerian roads were not as deplorable as the public made them watch. “Roads are not as bad as they are often represented. I know this will be your headline, but the roads are not that bad.
However, speaking in Ilara-mokin, the Minister of Works revealed that, unlike the advances in social networks, he had traveled all over the country on roads to access the condition of federal roads.
According to him, the federal government would fix the bad roads according to the priority list.
His words, “Let me begin the road trip to the 36 states, 12 hours every day, so I know what I saw, and I also said what I wanted to say at that press conference.
“I didn’t use the word” exaggerated, “I didn’t say that and please go listen to what I say, thanks,” Fashola said.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He added that the federal government would not reimburse any state that rehabilitates or rebuilds federal highways, and emphasized that the state government’s road reimbursement bill was at the top, for an amount of # 500 billion.
Meanwhile, Fashola had previously commissioned a six-kilometer road network built by the Founder of the University of Elizade, Ilara-Mokin, Chief Ade-Eye. The roads are Ikota-Ilara Mokin and two municipal roads of Ilara.
Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He urged rich Nigerians to emulate the great initiative of Chief Ade-Eye, who had developed his community with his personal wealth.
For his part, Chief Michael Ade-Eye hinted that he founded Elizade University and built some municipal roads in Ilara-Mokin and neighboring cities such as Ikota to immortalize his late wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Wuraola Ade-Ojo.