Nigeria To Adopt South African Tolling System

As part of the efforts to ensure the successful implementation of road management policy in Nigeria, the Federal Government is set to adapt the South African model of tolled road management.

Mr. Abdulrasaq Oyinloye, Managing Director of the Infrastructure Bank, stated this in Abuja at the opening ceremony of a training programme on tolled roads and road management.

Oyinloye said the bank is collaborating with the Development Bank of South Africa, DBSA, to organise a two-day training for stakeholders in the road sector.

According to him, South Africa has been in the road management for the past 20 years and it is good Nigeria learn from them to reinvent the wheel.

Oyinloye said the training, entitled Tolled Roads and Road Management: A Sustainable Approach, was aimed at bringing the stakeholders in the sector on the same page.

He said this would enable them have a clear and common understanding of issues and dynamics, surrounding financing, construction, operation and maintenance of the road sector. [Vanguard]
 

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