Lekki tollgate reopening Lagos LCC seek consensus The Lagos government and the LCC are attempting to reach an agreement on the reopening of the Lekki toll gate.
The concession company reiterates its commitment to providing high-quality service.
As the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza prepares to reopen, the Lagos State Government has appealed to citizens of the state, particularly those in Lekki and Ikoyi, to be patient and understanding as the Lekki Concession Company Limited prepares to reopen the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza (LCC).
Gbenga Omotoso, state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, as well as his counterparts in the ministries of transportation, Dr. Frederick Oladehinde, and home affairs, Anofi Elegushi, made the appeal during a stakeholders’ meeting held yesterday at The Lekki Coliseum in Lekki Phase I, Lagos to which all stakeholders were invited.
In their response, they informed the locals that the state government will look into all of the demands and recommendations made by the stakeholders and answer in a timely and suitable manner.
Lekki tollgate reopening Lagos LCC seek consensus
The meeting, which was held to engage key residents on LCC’s plan to reopen the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza, was attended by Olorogun James Emadoye, President of the Lekki Estates Residents and Stakeholders Association (LERSA), human rights activists, members of the media, and several other Lekki residents, among others.
During his response to the key stakeholders’ comments on the Lagos City Council’s decision to reopen the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza in April, Omotoso congratulated the speakers and urged them to work together with the Lagos State Government to achieve greater understanding.
According to Oladehinde, who also urged Nigerians not to be naive, the government’s decision was not to punish individuals, but rather to create an enabling climate for more jobs to be created through private sector participation.
Elegushi, who also spoke at the conference, stated that the objective of the gathering was to engage key players on the issue of reopening the toll plaza, which he described as “important.” The president made a call for cooperation, stating, “We must all work as a team.”
He explained that the company’s resumption of operations was necessary in order for it to avoid defaulting on its local and international loans, as well as to provide for the welfare of its employees. Mr. Yomi Omomuwasan, the Managing Director/CEO of Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC), made the announcement in his address.
It has also implemented new technologies and innovations, according to him, in order to make commuters’ journey through the toll plaza as seamless and as quick as possible.
Some of the citizens, in asking with the state administration to temporarily suspend the process, cited the difficult economic circumstances in the country as the reason for their request, claiming that tolling would just exacerbate the situation more.