The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has incurred the wrath of some Nigerians for saying that reports on the state of the nation’s roads were exaggerated.
Fashola stated this while speaking to newsmen shortly after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
“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,” The Punch quoted the former Lagos State Governor as telling State House correspondents.
But many Nigerians took to social media to disagree with the minister, saying the roads are as bad as reported.
Read comments monitored on Twitter:
Minister of Works and housing, Fashola said Nigerian roads are not that bad… Okay sir. Please sir @tundefashola, travel by road from Abuja to Enugu, it will help in making your next statement about Nigerian roads.
— Nnamdi Onu (@MaziNnamdiOnu) November 7, 2019
" Our roads are not as bad as they are portrayed "~ Fashola
In this Next Level minds will be reset to tolerate any bullshit, no matter how repulsive it is to human rationality pic.twitter.com/jOQJtWCrtV
— nafiiu (@nafeezi) November 7, 2019
Fashola said Lagos roads are not that bad….
That's why we can't drive straight
We'll have to go zigzag so we can avoid potholes
And while avoiding these portholes, we also have to avoid the impatient Keke and bike riders so they won't hit our side mirror!!!
— Mola | Your Favourite Yoruba Angel✨✨ (@damola_og) November 7, 2019