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PDP Rejects Plans To Return Toll Gates     

PDP opposes plans to return toll gates to highways in Nigeria.     

Funsho Akinwale

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Wednesday, rejected plans by President Muhammadu Buhari to return toll gates to highways across the country.

The PDP National Publicity Secretary, Kola Ologbodiyan, in a statement on Wednesday, lamented that the move was inconsiderate and would have adverse effects on Nigerians.

“Only recently, President Buhari approved the increase of Value Added Tax (VAT) from 5% to 7.2% despite outcry by Nigerians, who are also being made to pay exorbitant tariffs for electricity and other essential services.

“The PDP says that instead of putting more pressure on already impoverished Nigerians by introducing toll gates at this point in time, President Buhari should exert himself, seek ways of creating wealth out of the abundant resources at the disposal of his administration or make haste to surrender the reign of governance to more competent hands,” Ologbodiyan stated.