The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has explained that Nigerians misquoted him in his comment that the complaints about the deplorable state of federal roads across the country were exaggerated.
Fashola who spoke over the weekend during his visit to Ondo State to inaugurate some road projects funded by Chief Micheal Ade-Ojo, popularly known as Elizade in Ifedore local government area of the state stated that he never used the word ‘exaggerated.’
On Wednesday, November 6, 2019, the Minister while speaking with State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting was reported to have said that Nigerian roads were not as deplorable as the public have made them to look.
However, speaking at Ilara-mokin, the Works Minister disclosed that contrary to insinuations on social media, he had travelled round the country on roads to access the condition of federal roads.
According to him, the federal government would fix bad roads based on priority list.