Bad Roads In Nigeria
The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has appealed to Nigerians to bear with the federal government over the poor state of the roads in some parts of the country.
Commercial motorists who ply the Shagamu-Ore expressway have cried out over how personnel of the police, Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) extort them on a daily basis.
Most bad roads in Nigeria are not the responsibilities of the federal government but those of the states, the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed, has declared.
The Nigerian federal government has commenced a nationwide road maintenance programme covering several regions of the country. The federal ministry of works and housing has released a list of roads undergoing maintenance.
Senator Abdulfatai Buhari has said of the 3,800 federal roads identified as requiring attention, only 500 have been captured in the 2020 budget proposal, with N262billion allocated to it.
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 said that his remark was misquoted.