Former governor of Lagos State and Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola (SAN), on Tuesday disclosed that toll gates to raise additional funds to finance road infrastructure and ensure efficient federal road maintenance, will be reintroduced by the Federal Government. Mr. Fashola, at his maiden press conference at the Ministry of Works in Abuja, promised that money generated from the toll gates will be properly accounted for and judiciously expended.
Speaking on the need for tolls, Fashola said, "It is eminent commonsense for us to find that money. We will use technology; so if you don’t pay cash, you will pay by tokens or tickets and the money is accountable and it will go to the right place. We will manage that fund properly and we will hold those who we put there to account."