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FG to reintroduce Tolls on Federal Roads

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FG to reintroduce Tolls on Federal Roads - BellaNaijaThe Federal Government has announced plans to reintroduce tolls on federal highways across the country.

This is necessary in order to raise funds needed for the maintenance of the federal roads, the government has said.

The announcement was made by the Minister of Power, Works & Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola, while addressing members of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on a visit to his office, Punch reports.

In the statement, it was said that the tolls will be introduced only on roads completed by the government.

The statement said the federal government has plans to reconstruct 25 arterial roads, earmarking N16.7 billion for each geopolitical zone in the country.

The road projects include the dualisation of Ibadan-Ilorin road, Suleja-Minna road, Kano-Maiduguri road and Lokoja-Benin road, as well as the rehabilitation of the Enugu- Port-Harcourt Expressway and the construction of the Kaduna Eastern Bypass.

Frank Jacobs, President of MAN, commended the minister for the ongoing rehabilitation of the Lagos-Ibadan and Onitsha-Enugu expressways.

12 Comments

  1. Delta geh

    September 26, 2017 at 10:20 am

    Just increasing the suffering of the average Nigerian. What of the stolen loot? Taxes? The roads they’ve been fixing in Lagos have been of low quality. Before you know it there are pot holes. Which way Nigeria? Person don tire sha. If we were paying these toll fees and seeing results I would be all for it.

  2. Chic

    September 26, 2017 at 10:44 am

    Fashola & Toll gates…5&6

  3. Moniker

    September 26, 2017 at 11:36 am

    Is taking toll the real issue? Isn’t it another form of siphoning the people’s wealth. Fashola has been reduced to a bloody mortal since he took those portfolios. I can’t even trust him with managing a street in Asokoro.

    • LostInSpace

      September 26, 2017 at 11:49 am

      He has always been one of them.. Don’t be fooled

  4. Mogbekele

    September 26, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Interesting that the government has decided to bring the toll gates back.

  5. Rubby

    September 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Dat is vintage fashola, two toll gates in 9km road.. In Lekki axis, RoadThat was only refurbished for that matter not built from scratch .. Just to increase the suffering of Nigerians wheras govt pays for everything for them..even after they leave office they’ll never pay for nothing, so how can they feel the pains of ordinary Nigerians …we need a #David… #StarsRising #Leadership #Revolution #changeintheGuards #you #Me

  6. nene

    September 26, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    I’m still in awe of how these idiots were allowed to build two toll gates within Lekki Phase 1, and causing useless unnecessary traffic and making life difficult.

  7. Jay

    September 26, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    That’s how they will waste money again to rebuild it and another government will come and destroy it. Why don’t they pump that money into repairing the roads. Lack of continuity in government is what kills this country ?‍♀️

    • Tosin

      September 26, 2017 at 11:28 pm

      !

  8. Jules

    September 26, 2017 at 1:21 pm

    I always thought fashola (he doesnt deserve a capital letter from me again) was a man of the people.!..
    God I believe you will still keep your words (to me) of making Nigeria great because am being pushed on giving up when I see news like this.

  9. Elle

    September 26, 2017 at 6:39 pm

    You won’t see wale vintage or whatever he calls himself on this thread o

  10. Tracy Edward

    September 26, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    Let me say this, here in Europe you pay and pay, so it is a good idea, but they (goverment) have to use the money collected for the road maintanace and let the leaders please respect theselves and stop all this corruption, Black man is not respected anywhere in the world, because all the Nation they rule is always poor because of curruption. Nigerians need to pay their Taxes and Road Toll so that money will be there for maintance. God Bless Nigeria in Jesus Namen Amen.

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