The Minister of Housing and Works, Babatunde Fashola has reacted to the backlash that trailed his comments of Nigerian roads not being as bad as it is portrayed to be.
The former Governor of Lagos state who spoke in Ilara- Mokin, Ifedore local government area of Ondo state while inaugurating some roads financed by Michael Ade-Ojo, chairman of Toyota Nigeria Limited said his comment was taken out of context.
“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, and thankfully, I must thank your TV Channels, at least, showing the maturity and the professionalism responsibility to play the whole tape, so people can see the context of what I said,” he said.
“I didn’t use the word ‘exaggerated’, I didn’t say that. Please go and listen to what I said, thank you.”
Fashola also reiterated that the federal government will not refund any state that rehabilitates or reconstructs federal roads.