The Federal Government has concluded arrangement to reintroduce toll gates across the country, according to the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola.
the minister, who appeared before the Senate committee on the Federal Roads Maintenance Agency (FERMA), told the lawmakers that the facilities would be managed by the private sector.
Proceeds would be used for maintenance of highways, he said. Government would design software capable of monitoring vehicles as they pass through and that users would be able to pay the charges on their mobile phones.
“We have concluded plans to reintroduce toll gates across the country and we have finalised the design. It will be managed by the private sector and it will be located in the old places, 38 points across the country. We are only waiting for the completion of those roads before we introduce the toll gates,” he said.
The minister also appealed to the committee to revise the procurement law in order to fast-track contract approval.
He admitted that the worst roads in the country were located in the South South and South East geopolitical zones, saying some of the major federal ones in the 11 states were constructed before the civil war.
building more toll gates is that what is best for Nigerians.