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Lawmaker slams minister Fashola over his comment on Nigerian roads

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– The minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, has been condemned for his remark on the state of Nigerian roads – The lawmaker representing Ekiti South federal constituency II said the Fashola’s comment is a sign he relegated on his duty as a minister of works and housing – Femi Bamisile said Nigerian roads are bad and nothing more can describe it A member of the House of Representatives on Friday, November 8, condemned the recent comment by the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Fashola, over the deplorable condition of Nigerian roads. The lawmaker accused the minister of trying to absolve himself and the present administration of the state of the country’s road networks. Speaking in Erio -Ekiti while inspecting a collapsed bridge along Aramoko-Erio-Efon highway in Ekiti state, the chairman of the House Committee on Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA), Femi Bamisile, said Fashola’s comment is a sign he relegated on his duty as a minister of works and housing. Appealing to the federal government to release N2 billion Nigeria to FERMA to commence repair works on Nigerian roads, Bamisile said, “Nigerian roads are bad and nothing more can describe it”. The lawmaker, who is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) representing Ekiti South federal constituency II also urged the federal government to direct Dangote group of company to remove all of its accident and broken-down trucks on Nigerian roads. He said: “The Committees in charge of FERMA in the House of Representatives and the Senate had requested an emergency fund of N12 billion to be released as a matter of urgency for this Yuletide period for the sake of our people and country.” Bamisile said recommended that a minimum N2 billion should be made available for each geopolitical zone to FERMA to enable the agency to carry out major repairs on our bad roads. “The situations of our federal roads are bad and pathetic and our people don’t deserve this. The federal government must allow the states to attend to them to rescue our people and save them from pains,” he said.

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