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Nigerians to pay toll as FG approves private management of highways

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The Federal Authorities says Nigerians must pay tolls once they use highways to be managed by personal companies.

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Greater than 75 corporations have submitted concession bids for 12 highways below the primary part of the Freeway Improvement Administration Initiative (HDMI).

Head of the Public-Non-public Partnership, Ministry of Works and Housing, Abimbola Asein, gave the replace on Tuesday.

The roads are Benin-Asaba, Abuja-Lokoja, Onitsha-Aba-Owerri, Sagamu-Benin, Abuja-Keffi-Akwanga, Kano-Maiduguri.

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Others are Kano-Katsina, Lokoja-Benin, Enugu-Port Harcourt, Ilorin-Jebba, Lagos-Abeokuta and Lagos-Badagry.

Asein, in an announcement by the Director of Press, Boade Akinola, defined that the HDMI was designed to draw funding and funding.

The ministry is working with the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Fee (ICRC), Ministry of Finance, Finances and Nationwide Planning and different stakeholders on the initiative.

Asein confirmed that the buy-in of the Federal Government Council (FEC) and the Nationwide Meeting had been obtained.

The official mentioned Nigeria is wanting ahead to a sturdy procurement course of “that can entice succesful concessionaires that can develop and handle these routes”.

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