BREAKING: Senate Passes Motion To Reintroduce Toll Gates On Federal Roads

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BREAKING: Senate Passes Motion To Reintroduce Toll Gates On Federal Roads

The senate has on Tuesday passed a motion seeking for the reintroduction of toll gates on federal roads in the country.

The motion was titled ‘Need for the Re-establishment of Toll Gates On Our Federal.’

The sponsor of the motion, Suleiman Nazif, a senator from Bauchi north, lamented the current state of roads in the country, saying they had become a “national shame and embarrassment”.

He said the re-establishment of toll‎ gates would solve “the nation’s generally dilapidated road networks”.

“Besides revenue generation, the presence of toll gates, which are normally managed by armed security agents, provides a level of safety for road users.”

Nazif, thereafter, called on the upper chamber to “constitute an ad-hoc committee to carefully study the toll-gate policy toget‎her with other relevant stakeholders on effective and efficient ways to carry out the policy aimed at producing a holistic package to generate adequate funds for road construction and maintenance, and the money realised should be judiciously utilised in order to restore confidence in the masses”.

After much deliberation on the motion, Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, who presided over the session, called for a voice vote, and the senate voted positively for it.



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