“Uzodinma detachable road construction. Ndi Imo ndo nu. We shall overcome fraudsters,” says a post shared on Facebook in Nigeria.
The sentence in Igbo, “Ndi Imo ndo nu”, translates to sympathising with the people of Imo state in southern Nigeria.
The post suggests the faulty road was built by Hope Uzodinma, the governor of Imo state who was once a senator for Orlu West.
But was this photo taken in Imo? We checked.
Road links South Africa and Botswana
Some comments on the post pointed out that the photo is not of a road in Imo state.
The article is titled: “Newly fixed road linking SA and Botswana is ‘peeling like a fruit’.”
The photo is credited to “Blessings Ramoba/Facebook”, suggesting, as is described in the article, that photos of the road were shared by the public on social media.
This large municipality borders Botswana. The road in the photo is definitely not in Nigeria.
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