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Nigerians dare Fashola to #TakeTheRoadChallenge

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Following Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola comment that Nigerian roads are not as bad as often portrayed, Nigerians have dared the Minister to #TakeTheRoadChallenge as #FasholaTakeTheRoadChallenge currently trends on Twitter.

TheNewsGuru (TNG) reports the Works and Housing Minister on Wednesday insisted that Nigerian roads were not as bad as often portrayed, and one Twitter user thereafter offered him an all expense paid trip and prove that “our roads are not that bad as portrayed”.

“I volunteer to take @tundefashola on a road trip throughout Nigeria with cameramen & all the media coverage needed. Bill on me Honorable Minister Sir.

“Let’s show Nigerians what an honorable man you are by saying Nigerian roads aren’t as bad as people make them out to be. Deal?” one Twitter user, @henryshield challenged Fashola.

Speaking shortly after the Federal Executive Council meeting, Fashola said reports on the poor state of the country’s roads were mere hypes.

The FEC meeting yesterday which was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, approved N58.4billion for the construction of Bida-Sachi-Nupeko road and the Nupeko-Patigi Bridge across River Niger, linking Nupeko and Patigi in Niger and Kwara states.

Fashola, while dismissing 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.

Fashola also stated that some parts of the country faced peculiar issues like high water table, which made construction in the rainy season difficult.

He mentioned the South-East and the South-South among areas with such difficulties.

The minister added that the ministry and contractors were waiting patiently for the rains to subside so that they could return to sites.

However, this has not gone down well with Nigerians as they took Twitter to dare Fashola to #TakeTheRoadChallenge.

Read trending tweets below:

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