An ex-Aviation Minister Femi Fani-Kayode has tackled the Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Fashola for saying that the country’s roads are not as bad as being portrayed.
Concise News reported that Fashola said this after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
According to him, reports on the poor state of the country’s roads were mere hypes, adding that continuous rainfall has hampered road repair works country-wide.
“The roads are not as bad as they are often portrayed,” Fashola noted. “I know that this is going to be your headline, but the roads are not that bad.”
Also, he admitted that poor funding has been a barrier to the completion of most road projects.
“When I come here to announce that a particular amount was approved for a contract,” the former Lagos Governor said, “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.”
While reacting to Fashola’s comment, Fani-Kayode who is a sworn critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari government, described him as shallow and “overrated.”
In a tweet on his handle, Thursday, Fani-Kayode said Fashola’s statement is proof that he (Fashola) is intellectually dishonest.
“Nigerian roads are not that bad”- Tunde Fashola. I have always believed that Tunde is shallow, limited, intellectually dishonest, overrated, loyal only to his own ambition and not too bright,” he tweeted.
“He also has a big chip on his shoulder. With these words, he has proved it.”
"Nigerian roads are not that bad"- Tunde Fashola.
I have always believed that Tunde is shallow, limited, intellectually dishonest, overrated, loyal only to his own ambition and not too bright. He also has a big chip on his shoulder. With these words he has proved it.
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) November 7, 2019