Babatunde Fashola has stated that there won’t be construction of new roads in Nigeria until ongoing road projects are completed.
Mr. Fashola said past administrations in Nigeria awarded contracts for 206 roads at about N2 trillion naira, which were mostly unpaid for.
“What we have done was first to say that we would not award any new road contract,” he said. “We would deal with the over 206 roads that have been awarded but not funded for over three years.”
Mr. Fashola also said because of the limited resources available to his ministry, road projects have to be prioritized.
He said attention is being given to roads that have economic significance for the country such as routes for the evacuation of fuel and food produce going to the different parts of the country.