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Government approves resumption of ‘Park and Pay’ in Abuja, commissions 2nd Niger Bridge May 20

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*Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Honourable Minister for Information and Culture, says following the Federal Executive Council’s  approval Wednesday, there will be immediate recommencement of ‘on-street parking’ also known as ‘Park and Pay, in Abuja, FCT

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The Nigerian Government’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) has given approval for the resumption of on-street parking also known as ‘Park and Pay, in Abuja, FCT.

ConsumerConnect reports Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Honourable Minister for Information and Culture, disclosed this development Wednesday, May 17, 2023, after the Council’s weekly meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the State House, Abuja.

Mohammed stated that the Minister for FCT had been seeking an amendment to the laws and consequently, had received ratification of the memo in question.

The Information and Culture Minister, therefore, reminded the public that on-street parking, which had commenced in 2012 was discontinued after a court ruling declaring it illegal.

However, with the FEC approval of the on-street parking, there would be immediate recommencement in the FCT.

2nd Niger Bridge for commissioning May 20: Minister

In a related development, Mohammed also said  that the 2nd Niger Bridge was ready for commissioning Saturday, May 20, nine days before the official handover to the incoming administration.

It was also learnt that the FEC had earlier approved $4.7 billion for the development of the Ondo Multi-Purpose Port, Ilaje; Snake Island, in Lagos; and Burutu, in Delta State.

Also speaking on the affairs of his Ministry, Prince Ademola Adegoroye, Honourable Minister of State for Transportation, told State House Correspondents that the projects were to be executed through Public-Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement at no cost to the Federal Government.

Prince Adegoroye, stated the Ondo Port would cost the private developers $1.48 billion, and it would be concessioned for a period of 50 years with the accruals to the concessionaire and the Federal Government expected to be $50 billion and $2.6 billion, respectively.

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