By Godson Ikiebey-
The federal government has approved the reconstruction and tolling of Akure-Ikere road.
This was disclosed via the Twitter account of the Ekiti state government on Friday, November 8, 2019.
The approval was secured by the governments of Ekiti and Ondo states, led by Governor Kayode Fayemi and Governor Rotimi Akeredolu respectively. The tweet read:
“The Government of Ekiti and Ondo States have secured Federal Government’s approval to reconstruct and toll Akure-Ikere road”.
The federal government had earlier hinted on its plan to reintroduce toll gates, fifteen years after the administration of former President Olusegun Obasanjo scrapped them.
Reacting to the announcement, some Nigerians on Twitter encouraged the federal government to adopt the same approach in ensuring the rehabilitation of roads across the country, while some users condemned the decision to toll the road.