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Xmas Gift: Lagos stops tolling at second Lekki toll gate  print

Published on December 14, 2012 by   ·   6 Comments

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.

Conservation Toll Plaza: tolling defered

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.

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6 Comments for “Xmas Gift: Lagos stops tolling at second Lekki toll gate”

  1. Ennkay

    Thieves! Tinubu, Fashola and the buccaneers, your time of reckoning is very soon.

  2. Murray

    Enkay,
    Mr. Osho free, if that road were to be in FG, hands, whose name would you have calling. The road to your village is most certainly sure to be in a state of disrepair and those who are trying to make things civil you call names, an sorry for you. If we are to avoid loss of lives on our high ways, Concessioning of roads is the way forward. Year after year, govt gives allocation to the minstry of works and nothing gets done and nobody call name, do you not think its about time we start thinking diffrently? al least if this road becomes bad we all know that the toll gate should be uprooted.

  3. Ayinde Baba

    Enkay,
    Lekki Epe Expressway is the only road you can boast of 20kms without any pot-hole. Road that can compete with international standard. If you were part of those people that used that road some 5-6 years ago your position would simply amount to mischief.

    Tolling is not peculiar to Lagos. If we need better infrastructure Public-Private-Partnership is the way to go. Put the cost you spend on your car on road that is not tolled tegether and you’ll see the point. Why do you pay PHCN bill even after paying tax, why pay for water after paying tax. The road project is the best we can have around us.

  4. Emeka

    Ennkay,

    Even when there is a suspension? clearly some human beings will never be satisfied.you curse and abuse and that is supposed to make it right. . I suggest you google the benefits of a tolled road and i hope that would change your perspective of things.

  5. Idowu

    Ennkay,
    Talk is cheap! Lagos state is working, the roads and infrastructures are far better than any other state .

    Eko o ni baje o !

  6. Klem

    Why is everyone calling for Ennkay’s head. Can anyone of you tell me anywhere in the world where there are 3 tollgates in a 16km stretch. and each toll gate charge $1. You fools

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