Nigerians have slammed the Minister of Works, Babatunde Fashola for claiming that Nigerian roads were not that bad as often portrayed.
Fashola, speaking to newsmen after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday had said that Nigerian roads were not that bad as often portrayed.
The minister added that reports on the poor state of the country’s roads were mere hypes, adding that continuous rainfall has hampered road repair works country-wide.
However, Nigerians took to Twitter on Thursday to condemn the minister’s statement, saying Fashola is being economical with the truth. Others asked the minister to tell Nigerians which roads that are not good.
This news medium, however, captured some of the reactions below;
"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
" Our roads are not as bad as they are portrayed "~ Fashola
In this Next Level minds will be reset to tolerate any bullshit, no matter how repulsive it is to human rationality pic.twitter.com/jOQJtWCrtV
— nafiiu (@nafeezi) November 7, 2019
Kidnapping in Nigeria is exaggerated – #AudioVP Osinbajo
There’s no hunger in the land – Minister of Agric Nanono
Nigerian roads not as bad as portrayed – Fashola
Obviously this people are living in a different Nigeria. Such a disconnection from realityhttps://t.co/o31RfFiAp8
— 🇳🇬Your Destiny Helper(PhD Affidavit)® (@AyanfeOfGod) November 7, 2019
Fashola: Nigerian roads are not that bad.
— Odogwu (@austinaija) November 7, 2019
If the poor nature of Nigeria roads is exaggeration, then Fashola should ply Enugu to Anambara road. pic.twitter.com/H7liyJoXVA
— Benjazy (@NwekeBenjazy) November 7, 2019
Nigeria roads are not that bad says Fashola 🙄🙄🙄🙄 – Sir, really, no, no really 🙄🙄🙄🙄😠…lemme keep quiet
— Gidibwoi (@AdeoluSavage) November 7, 2019
I bet Fashola to take Lagos to Ilorin road in a public transport. That time we will know if Nigeria road is bad or not
— Segun | Legal 🔌 (@SegunOladejo_) November 7, 2019
Fashola is just being defensive by saying Nigerian roads aren't as bad as they're being portrayed simply cos he's the minister lol.
He himself knows the deplorable state of our roads.
A journey of 3 hours, one ends up spending 5+ hours cos of the bad roads
Oga Fashola FIX UP..
— Pastor Clinton😇 (@Pastor_CVB) November 7, 2019
Fashola said Lagos roads are not that bad….
That's why we can't drive straight
We'll have to go zigzag so we can avoid potholes
And while avoiding these portholes, we also have to avoid the impatient Keke and bike riders so they won't hit our side mirror!!!
— Mola | Your Favourite Yoruba Angel✨✨ (@damola_og) November 7, 2019
UNTIL NIGERIANS HIT THE STREETS AND DEMAND TO TAKE THEIR COUNTRY BACK, THE NATION IS GOING NO WHERE GOOD UNDER THIS APC egbekegbe GOVERNMENT ‼️
Fashola says Nigerian roads not that bad, MAN, NECA disagree – Punch Newspapers https://t.co/GX0dzCR0O5
— Olushola Olufolabi (@olushola_shola) November 7, 2019
Fashola! Fashola! Fashola! How many times did I call you? Hey hey..it seems you to have join Lai Mohammed, the minister of agriculture and APC lie lie cabals. I can not… https://t.co/NRwRbxMQoR
— Iwuanyanwu chigozie (@scenerio01) November 7, 2019
— Aganna Oluseun (@AgannaO) November 7, 2019
I disagree with Fashola Nigerian roads are extremely bad especially south south and south east.
— Charles Okereke (@CharlesOkereke8) November 7, 2019
— Mike A. Afolabi (@Mequyo) November 7, 2019
hey fashola really Nigerian roads are not that bad, if I may ask, do you use those roads from lagos to abuja https://t.co/keymX7cmYO
— ABAYOMI S AKANDE (@ecstaticarc) November 7, 2019