Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola, has revealed that the Federal Government would reintroduce tolling on the nation’s highways to raise the much needed funds to maintain the roads.
Fashola stated this on Monday while addressing members of the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria, who visited him in his office in Abuja revealing that the tolling system would only be introduced to road projects that had been completed by the government.
According to a statement by the Director of Information in the ministry, Mohammed Ahmed, the Minister also revealed that the government would spend N100bn to be raised from the issuance of the SUKUK bond for the reconstruction and rehabilitation of 25 arterial roads.
According to TheWill, he explained that the sum of N16.7bn would be allocated for each geo-political zone across the country.
He gave some of the prioritised road projects as 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.
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