The minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Wednesday claimed that Nigerian roads were not as bad and appalling as portrayed by Nigerians.
He stated this shortly after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in Abuja.
Fashola, while dismissing the reports on bad state of the highways, said, “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”, he told State House Correspondents.
The minister explained that, but for funding challenges, most road projects would have been long completed.
“When I announce that a particular amount was approved for a contract, that doesn’t mean the amount has been paid, contrary to what you suggest’’.
“You are mindful also that minister of finance, different arms of government are escalating the fiscal challenges we face as a nation in trying to fund the budget,” He said.