- Minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola believes that Nigerian roads are not as bad as the citizens claim
- Fashola announces two major contracts for road projects approved by the Federal Executive Council (FEC)
- The minister says one of the projects is expected to be completed in 30 months
Nigerian roads are not as bad as some citizens are now painting the picture, Babatunde Fashola, the country's minister of works and housing, has declared.
According to the minister, the condition of Nigerian roads are merely being exaggerated by the citizens.
“I know that this is going to be your headline, but the roads are not that bad,” the minister claimed.
Vanguard reports that Fashola stated this when he spoke with journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting held on Wednesday, November 6, and chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo.
According to the minister, the FEC approved the construction of Bida-Sachi-Nupeko road.
It also approved the Nupeko-Patigi bridge across River Niger and linking Nupeko and Patigi in Niger and Kwara states. The contract sum is put at N58.488 billion.
The minister noted that contract was earlier awarded in 2013 but was terminated for non-performance, re-valuated and awarded again.
“It didn’t have a bridge then so we have added the bridge now and approved for N58.488 billion and is expected to take 30 months to complete," Fashola said.
Legit.ng earlier reported how Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos recently appealed to residents of the state to be patient with his administration over the slow rate of repairs on bad roads.
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