Minister of Power, Works, and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Raji Fashola, just threw shades at the former Nigerian President Olusegun Obasanjo, by labeling him a letter writer who couldn’t fix the road to his house.
During an interview with Toyosi Akerele-Ogunsiji on TheSheetTV, Fashola was asked in Pidgin English why the 81-kilometer Lagos-Abeokuta expressway hasn’t been completed, Fashola responded in Pidgin, saying all Obasanjo knows how to do is write letters.
“First of all, we have started work. Some people wey dey write letters since, dem dey there na. Na the road to their house. Dem no do anything. And all the money wey you say dem spend, now make you ask, dem spend money there? Dem no spend money na. The money waka (they stole the money).
“Na Buhari come do am (Buhari is now working to fix the roads). After 16 years wey dem dey government.
“Even the one wey dem come endorse now (apparently referring to Obasanjo’s recent endorsement of Atiku), him no dey there that time?
“We go do the roads one by one”.
The road in question connects Abeokuta in Ogun (Obasanjo’s home state) with Ikeja in Lagos. Motorists who have to use the stretch of road to reach their homes, have been lamenting the inconvenience, bedlam and traffic congestion the never ending construction work has caused them.