The Federal Government has revealed that it is making plans to reintroduce toll gates – fifteen years after the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo scrapped the scheme across the country.
This was disclosed by Babatunde Fashola, Minister of works and housing, while briefing state house correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday.
Fashola, who was joined by the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, said there is no law against toll plazas in the country adding that some of the logistics being worked out before the reintroduction includes acquiring more lands that will provide up to 10-lane plazas.
The minister also disclosed that the council had approved additional N15.765 billion for two roads in the country which are Suleja-Minna-Lambata road and Ibadan-Lagere-Ilesa bypass.
He said the two roads contracts approved on Wednesday were upward review from initially approved rates.
On the 101km Suleja-Minna-Lambata road, he said FEC also approved additional N12.6 billion, while additional N3.165 billion was approved for the Ibadan-Lagere-Ilesa