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‘Nigerian roads are not that bad as people portray’ – Fashola

Valentine Chinyem

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Nigerian roads are not as bad and diplorable as people portray them to be, says Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola.

The minister said this while addressing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.

In his words, “The roads are not as bad as they are often portrayed. I know that this is going to be your headline, but the roads are not that bad.”

He added that, poor funding and delays in acquiring road construction supplies are factors that determine how fast a project is completed.

“When I announce that a particular amount was approved for a contract, that doesn’t mean the amount has been paid, contrary to what you suggest

“You are mindful also that minister of finance, different arms of government are escalating the fiscal challenges we face as a nation in trying to fund the budget,” he said.