The minister said this while addressing members of the House of Representatives Committees on Works, Power and Housing.
He said "The Lagos-Ibadan Expressway has been prioritised as a major traffic artery. The bulk of our imported cargo comes from Apapa, Tin Can ports through this road to other parts of the country.
“Food items and livestock from the North also reach the South-West and other areas through the road. It’s in our national economic interest to fix this road.”
Adding that “There is a government policy on tolling, which is still being fine-tuned at the Federal Executive Council level. It will soon get to you (the National Assembly).
“For long, we have not been paying for services. We have to tell ourselves the truth now that this is the way forward.”
Fashola also said the Federal Government is owing contractors who did jobs for the previous administration about N1tr.