The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said that a minimum of N500 billion annually will be required for the next three years to develop the Federal Government’s 35,000 kilometers network of roads, as work continues on 13,000 kilometers of the network.

Fashola, while speaking at an interactive session with journalists in Abuja, insisted that if past administrations had shown a commitment to developing road infrastructure like the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, most of the roads would have been completed.

Explaining that the government inherited a number of roads and resolved that they were going to complete as many of them as possible, Fashola disclosed that construction work on some of the roads started between 2006 and 2007, but for reasons, the roads were not completed at a time that the country was earning more revenues, up to $100 per barrel with total budget of this country at N4 trillion.

He also blamed the nonchalance of some Nigerians for the rapid decay of roads being constructed by the government.


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