Nigeria’s Lagos State Government and the Lekki Concession Company have jointly announced a deferment of the commencement of tolling at the second toll gate on the Eti Osa –Lekki- Epe Expressway.
The announcement was made today, 48 hours to the beginning of another toll regime on the yet-to- be completed expressway.
In a joint statement signed by the Special Adviser/Director General of the Public Private Partnership Office, Mr Ayo Gbeleyi and Acting Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company, both parties said the decision was in deference to appeals made to the Governor by well meaning Lagosians and the public at large and also in the spirit of the season.
The statement added that both parties will in the days ahead continue their constructive engagement towards addressing the impact of the situation within the purview of their respective contractual obligations.
It also wished motorists on the Eti-Osa -Lekki Epe Expressway a Merry Christmas and a Happy New in advance while they continue to observe all safety regulations and continue to drive safely and giving due consideration to other road users.
The concession company had announced that tolling at the second Toll Plaza would commence by midnight of 16 December 2012.
Present at the briefing which preceded the issuance of the statement were other representatives of LCC including Mr Opuiyo Oforiokuma and the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Ade Ipaiye.