Reps Member Tackles Fashola Over Bad Roads
House of Representatives member representing Ede-North/Ede-South/Egbedore/Ejigbo Federal Constituency of Osun State uder the flagship of PDP, Bamidele Salam, has challenged the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola and other relevant stakeholders to opt for road transportation for all local trips for the next three months.
Salam made this request in reaction to Fashola’s statement on Wednesday concerning the actual state of Nigerian roads
“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 had told State House correspondents.
Salam, a member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party, however, faulted the minister.
“I found this statement, which had been repeated by the Hon Minister at least on two previous occasions as a clear indication that some of us in public offices are not at all in tune with the horrendous realities of our fellow citizens daily experience”.
As a member of the House of Representatives committee on Works, I will be throwing a road travel challenge to the Hon Minister and all persons concerned to avoid air travel for all local trips in the next 90 days!”, the lawmaker partly said in a statement personally signed on Wednesday evening.
“If we will agree to this challenge, we may come back with a better appreciation of the true state of our road infrastructure and the desperate things we need to do to save our economy from further disruptions as a result of the burgeoning crisis in the road transportation sector! Over to the Hon Minister,” he further stressed.