Lagos Halts Proposed Lekki Toll Hike
The Lagos State government has halted the proposed tariff hike on Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge by the Lekki Concession Company.
The Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, said this on Friday.
State authorities directed the company to put the decision “on hold” as necessary consultations are yet to hold.
His words: “While government recognises the need for periodic review of tariffs and any other levies appertaining to road infrastructure maintenance in the state, the public and critical stakeholders as the ultimate beneficiaries of such facilities must always be carried along at all times.
“Therefore, the proposed tarrif hike cannot be effected at this period in the interest of the public, while further consultations continue.”
According to the LCC, the new tariff for saloon cars at the Admiralty Circle Plaza (along the Lekki-Epe expressway) will be N200, from N120; sports utility vehicles will pay N400, from N300; while commercial buses, arguably the worst hit, will pay N150 from N80.
At the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, saloon cars will pay N300, from N250; sports utility vehicles, mini vans, and light trucks N400, from N300.
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