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|Obasanjo Under Criticism For Demolishing Toll Gates by ~Bluetooth: 6:31am On Apr 28, 2010|
A lecturer at the University of Benin, Dr.
Douglas Osula, has faulted former President
Olusegun Obasanjo ’s decision to demolish
toll gates erected on the country’s highways
He added that if the ex-President had
consulted widely with the stakeholders, he
would have given the decision a second
Osula, an associate professor at the
Department of Civil Engineering, UNIBEN,
spoke at the third Lawrence Arokodare Day
lecture, organised by Etteh Aro and Partners,
in Ibadan, on Tuesday.
The lecture entitled, “Transportation
planning as a prerequisite for road
infrastructural development, ” was
organised in memory of the late founding
principal partner of the engineering firm.
The surviving founding principal partner,
Rev. Etteh Etteh, regaled the audience with
the achievements of his deceased partner
within the 23 years that they spent
together on the driver ’s seat of the
The Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Segun Oni, who
was represented by the state ’s
Commissioner for Works, Chief Abiodun
Olujinmi, also spoke glowingly about
Arokodare ’s contribution to his native Ekiti
He was specifically remembered as having
produced a master plan for road
development in Ado-Ekiti, the state capital,
in anticipation of the creation of the state,
which was realised after his death.
The governor promised that the design of
the proposed Ekiti ring road would be
awarded to the firm, which the “son of the
soil” co-founded, as part of efforts to
In his lecture, Osula said that accruals from
the toll gates would have been handy to
augment the fund required to maintain the
dilapidating FG roads, which had been
neglected because of paucity of fund.
To drive the country’s economy, he said
there was a need for government at all
levels to develop a comprehensive
transportation plan that would outlive
|Re: Obasanjo Under Criticism For Demolishing Toll Gates by Arkison: 9:43am On Apr 28, 2010|
That lecturer is a fool. How much is he earning that he have to pay the government for plying on the roads?
Isn't the government collecting RoadTax through vehicle licence? Didn't the government increased the fuel price after they abolished the tollGates?
This government have not shown itself to be responsible enough to manage the resources from the oil revenue, why should we give them the little we earn?
|Re: Obasanjo Under Criticism For Demolishing Toll Gates by trusmile(m): 10:15am On Apr 28, 2010|
Actually, if we should look at it from every point of view, what was the purpose for the fare collected at the toll gate, is it for personal use or rather to maintain roads. Considering what we see on our highways, I think it was for the former, kudos to Baba Iyabo on this
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