It's been more than 10 years since toll gates were removed from federal highways. The Nigerian Government has publicly declared plans to return them.
Nigeria has no law prohibiting the federal government from having a toll gate on federal highways
The Honourable Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola revealed this on Wednesday during a Federal Executive Council meeting chaired by President Buhari, at the Presidential Villa Abuja.
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As reported by Naijauto, Fashola stated that the country has no law prohibiting the federal government from having a toll gate on federal highways.
There is no reason why we can’t toll, there was a policy of the government to abolish tolls or as it were, dismantle toll plaza but there is no law that prohibits tolling in Nigeria today. We expect to return toll plazas, We have concluded their designs of what they will look like, what materials they will be rebuilt with, what new considerations must go into them.
What we are looking at now and trying to conclude is how the bank end runs. And that is important because we want to limit significantly if not totally eliminate cash at the plazas while ensuring that electronic devices that are being used do not impede rapid movement.
The former governor stated that the Federal Government requires more land to enable them to increase the width of the toll plaza since there's an intention to have ten-lanes:
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