Ekiti State government will soon introduce toll payments on its roads, says Governor Kayode Fayemi.
Represented by the Special Adviser on Works, Roads, and Housing, Mr. Kayode Jegede, the governor disclosed this yesterday at the ongoing Infrastructure Conference in Washington DC.
Fayemi said the proposed introduction of toll payment was aimed at enhancing the provision of funding for roads maintenance in the state.
The governor added that the state government would liaise with the federal government to explore the possibility of including federal roads in the proposed toll collection.
He however stressed that tax payers in the state will not be required to pay the highway tolls.
The governor also told participants that the state has created room for private sector participation in the development of the water sector, power, tourism, and solid minerals, among others.
Fayemi stated that the his government has concluded plans to create a database for its indigenes?for improved planning and development.
He added that senior citizens?of the state who are over 65 years old now receive social security ?payments.