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Punch News: Fashola says Bad Roads not Cause of Accidents



Nigeria’s minister of power, works and housing, Babatunde Fashola has attributed the road accidents to the recklessness of drivers, Punch reports.

The minister disclosed this in Abuja at a capacity building workshop on the activation of the five United Nations’ Convention on Road Traffic acceded to by Nigeria.

Fashola said most of the accidents on the Nigerian roads were avoidable, adding that overspeeding by drivers has led to more deaths than bad roads.

He said the ministry would soon embark on the deployment of manpower for the erection of additional road signs to provide the required guidance, support and direction to road users.

The minister charged the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) to intensify efforts on public enlightenment campaigns, orientation and education of drivers to be of good behaviour while on highways in order to ensure the safety of lives and property.


  1. Aruga Emmanuel

    March 21, 2019 at 6:23 pm

    The minister is a shame to the Buhari led govt. How can he attribute road accidents to reckless driving alone when we all know that the bad roads are the cause why accidents occurs on our high ways, you cannot maintain your car properly due to wears caused by bad roads today, he’s not capable of handling that office, please let a market woman manage market issues..

  2. Olu Rotibi

    March 22, 2019 at 6:32 pm

    I’m disappointed with Fashola. What a Moron. He needs to fix the damned roads and stop justifying his short commings. All the jackasses before him made excuses. If these morons worked in the private sector they would be sacked by now. You are getting paid but not performing. Shut up and work.

  3. by_stander

    May 28, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    The man is Lawyer he can say anything and it becomes law, even if it infringes on your inalienable rights.

    We have giving these professional clowns too much power.

    stop voting or putting Lawyers or Accountants in positions of authority – simple.

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