February 28, 2024
Federal Government Orders Installation Of CCTV On Nine Highways
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Federal Government Orders Installation Of CCTV On Nine Highways

The Minister of Works, David Umahi, has directed the installation of closed-circuit television cameras, solar lighting, and security on nine highways franchised to private investors under the Highway Development and Management Initiative.

In a statement, Special Adviser on Media, Orji Uchenna, said the minister  also inaugurated three committees to fast-track the implementation of the initiative.

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In May 2023, the government reached an agreement to leverage private-sector investment to improve facilities and operations on selected routes, and revenue generation of over N11.54 trillion in the 25-year concession period.

The programme, which is a Public Private Partnership arrangement in the construction, operations, and maintenance of highways, is designed in such a way that the concessionaires will recoup their investments through toll and non-toll revenues as may be negotiated.

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