The Federal Government has unveiled its new policy on toll gates.
According to a statement by a presidential aide, Tolu Ogunlesi, the government made the decision on Wednesday at a Federal Executive Council meeting in Abuja.
He quoted the Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, to have said that the regulations were developed after extensive consultations with various stakeholders within and outside the government, including transport unions like the National Union of Road Transport Workers, Road Transport Employers’ Association Of Nigeria, amongst others.
He listed the recommended tolling fees in the approved policy and regulations to include “Cars: N200; SUVs: N300; Private Buses: N300; Commercial Buses: N150; Luxury Buses and Trucks: N500”.
Fashola had earlier said the new policy, would be rolled out under the highway development initiative.