The main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has reacted to the proposed plans by the President Muhammadu Buhari led administration to return toll gates in the country.
Naija News recalls that The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, stated this while briefing State House Correspondents earlier today after the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
Fashola said that government was also considering to eliminate payment of cash by introducing electronic mode of payment.
The Minister further disclosed that government needed to acquire more lands to expand the width of the toll gates as it proposed to have a ten lane.
But reacting in a statement obtained by Naija News, the opposition PDP said such idea, in the midst of ‘economic hardship’, is completely “ill-conceived” and “anti-people.”
The statement signed by the party’s national publicity secretary, Mr Kola Ologbondiyan, said such move would only lead to increments in price of goods and services.
The PDP, therefore, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to rescind the decision in the best interest of Nigerians.