Nigeria, Nov. 9 -- The main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has called for the resignation of the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, over his comments on the condition of roads in Nigeria.

PREMIUM TIMES reported Mr Fashola saying the bad state of Nigerian roads was "exaggerated."

"The roads (in the country) are not as bad as they are often portrayed. I know that this is going to be your headline, but the roads are not that bad," he told journalists after the FEC meeting in Abuja on Wednesday.

PDP, in its reaction signed by its spokesperson, Kola Ologbodinyan, on Friday, described the statement as unfortunate.

The party demanded the resignation of the minister and asked him to "apologise to Nigerians...