Is The President Right By Telling State Governors Not To Fix Federal Roads?

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads?

The president of the federal republic of Nigeria has instructed state govrs not to fix most federal roads again if they will ask for refund from the federal government after the project.

This was made known on Wednesday 25th day of September 2019 by the minister of works and housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola at a two-day interactive session with the ad hoc committee on left FG  projects under his ministry starting from  the first democratically elected government in 1999 till date. From what the minister said, the president made this known when the state government submitted the cost which they spent in repairing the federal roads around there jurisdiction and the bill were summing up to trillions of naira.
The president emphasized that the cost which the state government claims they spend in re-construction of those federal road was too high as the government is already in huge debt. He advised the governors not to repair federal roads again if they will come asking for refund of money spent on those projects.

Do you think the president is right in this decision?

What’s your opinion on this, lets discus!!!

Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Boladale Bada-Ogunlami - 2019-09-27 12:52:51

Nigeria and her leaders. Well I am in support as well as against the president's decision on the matter. If the Governors are bring exhorbitant bills that is unrealistic, then they had better leave the roads and let it be. But our president is quite unseriousness because with his statement, it's quite glaring that he is rigid towards the development of Nigeria as a whole. Bad road contributes to a lot of havoc but he is not seeing that as a problem. God help us.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Shobayo Samuel - 2019-09-27 12:55:42

Yes the president is truely right,  because the roads in this country have been divided into three, the trunk A road (federal), the trunk B road(state),  and the trunk C road(local government). Which that the state government shoud not interfer with the roads concerning the federal government.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Shobayo Samuel - 2019-09-27 12:56:21

Yes the president is truely right,  because the roads in this country have been divided into three, the trunk A road (federal), the trunk B road(state),  and the trunk C road(local government). Which that the state government shoud not interfer with the roads concerning the federal government.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Hassan Kamaldeen - 2019-09-27 12:57:21

My opinion is that; President Muhammad buhari is very right about it. There are so much works for governors to lay their hands upon in the state. Governors have no right to engage in federal projects. Rather, there are senetors to tender the issue in the National assembly so that the federal government can intevene and do the projects themselves. 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Kelani AbdGaniyy Ola - 2019-09-27 13:02:22

The Federal Government  is right with thier decision. Constitutionally, it's the duty of the FG to take care of his property while the state should also maintain its own property. But since the state governors are doing the job which is putting Nigeria in huge debt, they shouldn't repair the roads again. But instead, they should report to Federal Government and Federal Government  will find the neccesary solutions with incurring such huge debt. 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Inem David - 2019-09-27 13:07:07

instead of the president to say they shouldn't repair federal roads GE should have said they should submit it to him before they start they road so that he will confirm the estimated amount before giving out the money so he's saying we should use bad roads till he notices... that's nonsense 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Joseph Lawrence - 2019-09-27 13:11:34

But wait ooo

All these state governments are trying to steal money ooo

What do they mean trillions of naira?

Haba!!!! That's too much now 

The people are sometimes the cause of some of the actions Mr president takes

You know the kind of president you have

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Joseph Lawrence - 2019-09-27 13:11:34

But wait ooo

All these state governments are trying to steal money ooo

What do they mean trillions of naira?

Haba!!!! That's too much now 

The people are sometimes the cause of some of the actions Mr president takes

You know the kind of president you have

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Edward Chinecherem - 2019-09-27 13:13:56

No am not in support at all with what Mr president has said cause any governor who has decided to build a federal road should be allowed to do so, is through that is a federal road, which insinuates that is the responsibility of the president, but they shouldn't just Lee calm and live the road unkept for people to be falling victim of accident as a result of bad road.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Paul Nwaso - 2019-09-27 13:14:20

I support the federal government on this issue as stake. Corruption has eaten deep Into every department in this country. Some of the projects executed by the state may be done with sub standard materials with high cost of quotation which may not stand the test of the time and could not be the standard needed by the federal government. So execution of federal roads should be left for the federal government to handle.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Ime Henry - 2019-09-27 13:23:54

Actually there is no law that said they should fix any road. If they want to fix it, what they should do is to ask the government for the fund not using their own funds to do it. The federal government is totally right at that.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Lanlehin Habeeb - 2019-09-27 13:25:49

Functions of each tiers of government are clearly written In the constitution , and federal roads fall under the federal government so for the state government to fix federal roads is a overlap of functions 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Lanlehin Habeeb - 2019-09-27 13:25:49

Functions of each tiers of government are clearly written In the constitution , and federal roads fall under the federal government so for the state government to fix federal roads is a overlap of functions 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Daramola Praise - 2019-09-27 13:33:08

Nigiria leaders, Hm well i am in support of  it in the sense that if the president will not repair the federal road and the state as the ability to repair why then not allow but if it is getting to the situation where by the original cost of the construction is not what is prensented as the cost if the construction ,  Then I think the  president made the right decison

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Okereka Destiny Efejeror - 2019-09-27 13:33:55

yes I am in support. some governors do substandard work and want to get paid for standard work. They are sucking the nation dry with such acts. But then the federal government should wake up to its task most federal roads are death trap now

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Okereka Destiny Efejeror - 2019-09-27 13:34:18

yes I am in support. some governors do substandard work and want to get paid for standard work. They are sucking the nation dry with such acts. But then the federal government should wake up to its task most federal roads are death trap now

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Yahaya Solihudeen Ajiboye - 2019-09-27 13:38:52

Fixing federal government road is not concern with state government because they use it to gain ground in their state or use it for campaign for next election but if federal government can stop this and work on the bad  road across the country I think the Federal government make a very good devilfish on it. 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Ayuba Samson - 2019-09-27 13:42:29

 I think the president is right,because the road is expected to be constructed by the federal government not the state government .

but i suggest that he should only make the state govrnment to submit the list of the road bugdget rather than stealing the federal government money.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Onabanjo Rereloluwa - 2019-09-27 13:46:39

NIgeri ahs the provisions of the exclusive list, concurrent and residual, if the building of federal road is in the exclsuive lsit, then the governors really have no business with it, like there are not thinngs to be worked on

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Oke Olawole - 2019-09-27 13:52:50

I support what Mr president said because its a federal road not state road and if the state want to repair the road it must be from the state money and income

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Adegbemileke Alex - 2019-09-27 13:58:23

If not that Nigeria is confuse self what is state road and what is federal road, the federal government had a lot on their hand what's wrong if a state government decided to repair a bad road for his own people to enjoy.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Olawale Odewole - 2019-09-27 14:00:51

All arms of government have their own jurisdiction under which they are meant to perform. Now if the President disapproves of the state government's initiative to repair federal roads, then he is right on his decision. 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By TOCHUKWU KINGSLEY OKOYE - 2019-09-27 14:11:24

It's better to allow the federal government to handle what is theirs and the state government do theirs too

I believe that even if the state government are allowed to do those federal roads that most state governors will struggle and because of that I believe the federal government is right in this aspect.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Jelili abdulkowiyu - 2019-09-27 14:12:00

As president say such it has two things which is advantage and disadvantage even disadvantage more than advantage because some road is belong to federal government but when this road may spoil. and like 10years federal government will not remembered to repair or constructed new one. But if federal government approved state government to it they will quickly constructed it. So that its not right to said that.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Adesina Abimbola - 2019-09-27 14:19:55

This is a bad decision to me , cos it takes a long time before the federal government would approve a contract or anything of such but if these governors take a step and repair tese roads I see nothing bad in it .

But with these decision Mr President made , there'll be a lot of damaged and non repared road all across Nigeria which wouldn't augur well 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By BITRUS SALAMA BARAYA - 2019-09-27 14:32:03

He is wrong. And he is not just after the debt but he want to gather the money for himself and his family because he is like a tyrant to the people of Nigeria who lead and rule without human conscious or pity for the poor. 

Now that his saying no governor should repair road again is the poor that will suffer it while he use airplane for his journey.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Austin Chinedu - 2019-09-27 14:38:53

The president have all the right to that effect base on facts that federal government projects are mainly to hardly by federal government not state, governors has a lot of state project to handle so all there effort should focus on getting there state project done. Allowing federal government to handle there projects.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Osiname Abimbola - 2019-09-27 15:00:46

The questions I will like to ask are, why did federal government abandoned those roads in the first place.is  federal government not capable to discharge there duties and what are their reasons for doing this.

We need to start asking so many questions left unasked.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Michael Kasali - 2019-09-27 15:27:56

Instead of the state government using the money which would have been used for better thing in the state they are busying doing federal roads as if there is no other road to be done in the state and latter submit falsify figure to the federal government 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Onwa Matthew - 2019-09-27 15:31:09

Then, Federal government should repair their roads. We're sick and tired of all these nonsense. You enter states, you see good roads but the Federal road leading up to the states will be death traps. If Federal government asked state government not repair Federal roads, then, the Federal government should please do the needful as soon as possible on those roads

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Emmanuel Omotoso - 2019-09-27 15:36:17

Yes the president is very right because, if they continue with the road they will use it as a source of income, a 1millon project they will double it to 2 million. And if it continue like that, state road will remain damage while they federal road will only be done

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Oletu Cornelius - 2019-09-27 15:46:57

For me I can't judge him because I understand the weight of leadership. It is easy to criticize them whereas we ourselves fail as individuals in our family Leadership. Well as for Mr. President, he is trying to cut cost because the state governors inflates the contract price to syphon federal funds for themselves. Secondly, the state needs development of human resources and instead of building men to build the nation, many governors turn off their eyes to federal roads, was this part of their election campaign manifesto? I don't think so. Let the road be. However, Mr. President is not trying knowing the roads needs help. If he stops the state governors ti cut cost then he should maintain them. He is indirectly telling us he loves our bad roads in fact, he us in support of the accidents and robberies caused by bad roads or else he would have created a proper channel to maintain our roads. In conclusion, Mr. President is right and wrong.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Paschal Iheanyichukwu - 2019-09-27 16:03:57

It is complicated because of how bad Nigeria is , like now some governors take advantage of it by adding double or triple of what the money should , at end the take home millions of naira so I would say they should stop but on the other hand the FG leave bad roads , it takes them months if not years to do something to the bad roads ... So you see it complicated . All the should do is to know the exact amount to consruct a road and it should be monitored closely when ever the governors are on the project ..

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Miracle Boniface - 2019-09-27 16:08:29

Yes am in support of what the president is said is a federal road not a state road if they welant to work on the road I think it should from the money of the state not the federal government

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Adebayo Owoniyi - 2019-09-27 16:10:33

The president has the right to stop state governments from constructing federal road, since its the duty of the federal government to perform such task, if the state governments were permitted to do so, definitely the presidency isn't capable enough of his duity.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Favour Onyenibedi - 2019-09-27 16:18:52

The president is right because the government is owing a huge debt... So the roads should be suspended... It should not be fixed... State government should not interfere with federal. Federal should not interfere local

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Dalhatu Halliru - 2019-09-27 16:27:21

Muhammad buhari is verry right because the governors is not deal with federal it's only deal with state
And said do not fix federal roads again if there are going to claim compensation

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Pam Isaac - 2019-09-27 16:39:18

Well his actually write for once , because the governors  spend  the monmoney for thethe projects leaving them with the money for substantial materials, so no refunds they use the money wisely 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Bilya Musa - 2019-09-27 16:43:46

The federal government say that has to mean something, not just part where the over rat the cost of construction the standard of work the do also comes to play, were the less standard road with over price cost it fear enough. The federal government has been doing some of the roads at list more than before we can see work going on.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Aliyu Gana Aliyu - 2019-09-27 16:45:43

The state governor's that want to repair federal roads in their state are they saying there are no bad roads in the state that they can repair. Governors that have not even succeeded in paying the salary of state workers and tey are talking about federal government road. I don't know why we just can't mind our business in Nigeria.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Daniel Asomugha - 2019-09-27 16:54:08

Yes the president is very right cause most of this corrupt state governors and their officials use it as a trick to eat billions of naira from the federal government

Nigeria has a lot a corrupt leaders and the president needs to take more steps like this to curb this bad habit

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Eke Kingsley - 2019-09-27 16:56:22

In my opinion, the president is right at the same time wrong by telling state government not to interfere in federal road projects, if those roads are left out without working on them, there will not be road for motorist to use in this country , take for instance the Benin sapele road that connects delta and Benin city to lagos, the road is too bad and the federal government is not doing anything about it knowing fully well that its the road that connects the east and west together and when the road is down there is no other rout , people are crying everyday calling on Delta state governor Okonwa to inter vain and now the the state government have started working on it.

if we were to wait on the federal government the road will end up lucked and only those that operate by air will now be the once to travel which in turn makes business derail from moving.

What I think the president should do is to tell them to submit there bid for the project so that the federal government will know the cost before the commence.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Ransa Newton - 2019-09-27 17:00:33

The president is absolutely right and I support him for that because every arm of government is expected to play it role effectively and not leaving it to another and that's how is supposed to be.infact why will state government fix federal government road while they've not finish fixing theirs.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Eke Kingsley - 2019-09-27 17:01:23

The state governor on there own side should be considerate considering the present economic situation of the country when presenting the bills because the federal government is already on huge debt as made mention by mr president , they dont need to be greedy and this way I feel there will be an understanding between the federal and state government. 

all we want is a better #NIGERIA.

GOD BLESS MY COUNTRY

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Ruth Oyeleke - 2019-09-27 17:05:24

The president could be right,  they night actually be over-billing, so if they do not repair federal roads,  the federal government will be sure of what they are spending whenever they do it 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Ikima D. Mayor - 2019-09-27 17:12:33

The president is very right to have said that. I'd do same if placed in his position. These governors would spend less on this roads yet go ahead and place very large amount of money claiming it's how much they've spent for repairing federal roads. Some of this governors can't even fix their own state government roads but go ahead repairing federal roads just to place claims and get large amount from it.

The president is right abeg!

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Alex Akama - 2019-09-27 17:23:46

The president is wrong in his response to state governors. The Federal agencies that he is supposed to trust are not up and doing. Bad Federal Roads are causing a lot difficulties in many states. 

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By olalekan Adetutu - 2019-09-27 17:38:25

Yes i support the president opinion government is expected to play it role effectively and not leaving it to another and that's how is supposed to be.infact why will state government fix federal government road if not that there is something they are eating from there

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By Uchechukwu Francisca Nebo - 2019-09-27 18:03:30

The state government did very well in re-construction of federal road. But if they are  requesting for the refund of expenses made. Since the total expenses is not accepted by the federal government. They should focus on state work and leave the work that is mean't for the federal.

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Is the president right by telling state governors not to fix federal roads? - By PETER MMADUEKE - 2019-09-27 18:25:25

Due to the nature of this topic, I would prefer to say little and straight with my opinion. I believe that if the federal government instructs the payment of certain lump sums to each 36 states of the federation and the federal capital territory, they can be able to help the state government at all levels to repair the federal roads as they are not well handled by the federal government itself, since they can't give a green light of the repayments of moneies spent by state governors to repair such roads which are not operational again. 

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