Fashola: My roads situation comment was misquoted - Minister

Fashola: My roads situation comment was misquoted - Minister

- Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing has said that his comment on federal roads in Nigeria was misquoted

- The minister said that the bad road in the country will be fixed in no time based on the federal government's priority list

- The former Lagos state governor insisted in his reply to the PDP that he never used the word ‘exaggerated' in his recent comment

Babatunde Fashola, the minister of works and housing, has responded to mixed reaction that greeted his recent comment on most federal roads in the country.

The minister, clarifying his statement on Sunday, November 10, in Ondo state during the roads funded by chairman,Toyota Nigeria Limited, Chief Michael Ade-Ojo, said that his remark was misquoted, The Nation reports.

Moreover, Fashola assured Nigerians that the federal government would fix its bad roads as contained in its priority list.

He said: “Let me start from the journey by roads to the 36 states, 12 hours everyday, so I know what I saw, and I also said what I wanted to say in that press conference."

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The former governor of Lagos state also expressed gratitude to the media for showing the maturity and the professionalism so people can see the context of what he really said.

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in his response to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that he should both apologies to Nigerians and resign his position as a minister, Fashola maintained that he did not use the word ‘exaggerated'.

He told journalists: “I didn’t use the word ‘exaggerated’, I didn’t say that. Please go and listen to what I said, thank you.”

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that following the recent statement by Fashola that roads are not as bad in the country as Nigerians are portraying them the PDP had on Friday, November 8, called on the former governor of Lagos state to resign immediately.

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Apart from this, the opposition party also urged the minister to tender unreserved apology to Nigerians for uttering such statement.

The PDP disclosed this in a statement signed by its spokesman, Kola Ologbondiyan, and obtained by Legit.ng.

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Source: Legit Newspaper

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