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Tinubu’s Government To Charge Nigerians N3,000 Per Toll Gate On Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road

The Federal Government announced that Nigerians using the completed Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road will pay an average toll of N3,000 per gate.

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The Federal Government announced that Nigerians using the completed Lagos-Calabar Coastal Road will pay an average toll of N3,000 per gate.

Minister of Works Dave Umahi stated the fees aim to recover costs within 15 years, while critics demand greater transparency in the project’s details.

The Federal Government has announced that motorists planning to use the completed Lagos-Calabar coastal road will face an average toll fee of N3,000 per gate.

VerseNews reports that the Minister of Works Dave Umahi revealed this information during an appearance on Channels Television’s The Morning Brief on Thursday.

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According to Umahi, the road project, once complete, is expected to handle an average of 50,000 vehicles daily, with drivers paying N3,000 at each toll point. The fee structure may vary, with smaller cars paying around N1,500 and larger trucks paying up to N5,000.

The toll fees are part of a strategy to recover the costs of the road project as quickly as possible. Umahi believes that the tolls will allow the government to recoup its investment within 15 years.

He dismissed criticisms that the project’s budget is excessively high.

“Let me leave out the infrastructure along the corridor. Let me just concentrate on the tolls and I put 50,000 vehicles as an average passage on these toll points per day,” Umahi said on the breakfast show.

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“I put N3,000 as an average cost. N3,000 because the cars could be like N1,500, and the big trucks could be like N5,000,” he said. “So, we put an average”.

“In 15 years, you make back the money,”

This Online News Platform gathered that the road project has faced criticism for its lack of transparency, with some questioning the awarding of the contract and the overall secrecy surrounding the project details.

Former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has urged the current government to provide clearer information regarding the cost, design, and contractor for the project, emphasizing the importance of transparency for a project of such national significance.

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The Tinubu administration has been called upon to clarify the situation and offer more detailed information about the road project to the public.

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