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N1000 to pass through Lekki-Ikoyi bridge from tomorrow

Toll gate at Lekki-ikoyi bridge in Lagos. Motorists paying cash to pay N1,000 from Monday 20 January

The Lagos State Government has warned that from 20 January anyone who turns up with cash at the Lekki-Ikoyi Toll Plaza would attract a stiff penalty of N1, 000. Normal toll is N300 for saloon cars and N400 for SUVs.

Government said its cashless policy will be fully implemented from tomorrow.

The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederick Oladeinde, in a statement on Sunday said that full implementation of the policy had become necessary.

Government had in 2019 announced that it would go cashless on toll payments at the Lekki/Ikoyi toll plaza effective from Jan. 1 due to the excessive delays experienced along the corridor with cash payments.

The cashless policy, however, commenced partially on Jan. 2 in the state.

Oladeinde also warned against all corrupt practices such as photocopying payment vouchers for multiple usage or presenting fake e-payment devices.

“The state government will not hesitate to apply the law on any motorist that attempts to frustrate its effort at improving traffic situation along the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge corridor.

“The e-tags are free to obtain and widely available. Therefore, such sharp practices are unnecessary,” he said.

The commissioner, who commended motorists in the state for enhancing success of the cashless toll implementation, urged full compliance.

He said that the cashless toll initiative has the objective of removing bottlenecks at the toll gates and impacting positively on the reduction of traffic queue length and journey time for Lagosians.

He also said the cashless policy has become necessary to address constant traffic gridlock often experienced at that corridor due to slow process of cash payments at the toll plaza.

Oladeinde urged those who had yet to obtain their e-tags to do so as full compliance would be enforced, now that the additional two weeks grace for motorists to align had elapsed.

He thanked the general public for their cooperation and compliance during the implementation period.

The Managing Director, Lekki Concession Company Ltd., Mr Yomi Omomuwasan, highlighted four seamless ways by which people could make their e-payments.

Omomuwasan said that these included e-tag, the vouchers system, the e-card and the LCC Mobile App for top-up.

According to him, any interested member of the public who may experience difficulty in registering could reach out to the company.

He said these could be through: 07011753784, 07015838157, 08002255522 or customer@lcc.com.ng.

He promised that the company would work round the clock to ensure the success of the new policy.

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  • Why all this fuss over this headline? Here is the headline in full: N1000 penalty to be paid to pass through Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge without e-tag or e-cash. But you should all know headlines are never cast this way. However, we apologise for the misinterpretation the headline gives at first blush.

    • you apologise but refuse to change the headline. You have the cheek to say why all the fuss. It is deliberate, you now it, we now it, you are not sorry. Unprofessional journalism.

  • The headline was actually misleading. It implies that N1K penalty awaits drivers just for turning up at the bridge. Could have simply read, "1k penalty for drivers without etags on lekki/ikoyi link bridge from monday"

    • i guess if u had headlined the report as REFUSE E TAGS, PAY 1,000. It will still be captivating as people would want to know what e tags. Really i was disappointed at the way the headline was cast

    • The reader is complaining about the fact that "headline" is misleading. It's selling the impression that the toll fee has increased from ₦250/400 to a flat rate on ₦1000. While it is a penalty for cash payment.

    • You should be asking serious questions of unresolved claims by LCC, the fact that the email quoted have had customers’ complaints unanswered, you should be interrogating the fact that the system they say is going cashless with a fine for whoever turns up with cash does not have an effective notification system either by mail or sms that tells customers of low balance at a threshold.
      You should be asking how customers top up and it doesn’t reflect in their account, they complain but LCC says they should go and resolving it with a third party that has no responsibility to answer them.

    • We wonder what this reader is complaining about. Does the headline not reflect the story, that N1,000 will be paid by motorists who do not have the e-tag or the e-cash, effective from 20 January?

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