FG To Reintroduce Toll Gates Across Country–Fashola

File Photo: Area view of Lekki Toll gate, Lekki, Lagos.Photo: Damilare Bankole

Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has said that arrangements have been concluded to reintroduce toll gates in 38 points across the country.

The minister made this known on Thursday when he appeared before members of the Senate Committee on Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA).

He said that the reintroduction of the toll gates by the Federal Government will be consummated after completion of major highways adding that the toll gates are to be managed by the private sector.

He told the lawmakers of plans by the government to design software for the monitoring of vehicles passing through the roads.

Road users would be able to pay toll through their phones, explaining that the toll collected would be used for maintenance of the highways.

“We have concluded plans to reintroduce toll gates across the country and we have finalised the design,” he stated.

“It will be managed by private sector and it will be located in the old places, 38 point across the country.

“We are only waiting for the completion of those roads before we introduce the toll gates.”

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