Saturday, 1 October 2016

Reps reject motion to re-introduce toll gates nationwide

The House of Representatives has rejected a motion to re-introduce toll gates on roads.
Rejecting the motion sponsored by Rep Francis Charles Uduyok (PDP, A/Ibom), the House said Nigerians should not be subjected to another form of hardship, especially at a time the country was in hardship.
Uduyok had in his motion said Nigerian roads were in bad conditions and that toll gates would help in maintenance and construction of inter-state roads.
Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, had also in May stated that only the National Assembly can give go-ahead for re-introduction of toll gates to generate additional revenue for government.