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Borno to improve IGR with tollgates

Th e Borno state Government has announced plans to build four tollgates in Maiduguri metropolis to generate more revenue for the maintenance of roads.
To this end, 100 trucks belonging to state roads maintenance agency would also be commercialised to argument the revenue to be raised from the tollgates.
Th e Executive Chairman of the Borno state Road Maintenance Agency (BORMA), Engr Ahmed Satomi, disclosed this yesterday in Maiduguri while flagging off “operation zero potholes” for fi lling of the potholes and on the roads and streets within the state capital.
He added that the purpose of initiating operation zero potholes was to improve on the bad conditions of the roads and drainages within the metropolis.
Satomi further explained that the revenue generation drive from the tollgates and leasing of trucks would sustain the maintenance of roads and highways in the state.
It will be recalled that in his maiden press conference recently, Satomi said Borno was suff ering from infrastructural defi cit, especially in terms of roads.
“Having taken reconnaissance surveys of roads in Maiduguri, the state capital, the roads maintenance agency will embark on “Operation Zero Potholes” in my first 30 days in offi ce so as to improve on the standards of township and community roads”, he had stated.

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