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FG to reintroduce toll gates

Fifteen years after the administration of ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo scrapped toll gates across the country, the federal government is making plans to reintroduce them.

Babatunde Fashola, minister of works and housing, disclosed this while briefing state house correspondents at the end of the federal executive council meeting.

Fashola, who was joined by Lai Mohammed, his information counterpart, said there is no law against toll plazas in the country.

He added that some of the logistics being worked out before the reintroduction include 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.

The roads 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 bypass.

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