Lagos State Government in a press release signed by Steve Ayorinde, the Commissioner for Information and Strategy last night instructed the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to suspend any form of tariff hike on the Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
On Friday, Lekki Concession Company (LCC) , which is in charge of the Lekki toll plaza and the Lekki- Ikoyi Link Bridge toll plaza notified users of an increase in toll charges for both plazas which would have taken effect from Wednesday November 8 2017.
Here’s a copy of the release:
“The attention of Lagos State Government has been drawn to the announcement of a proposed tariff hike on Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
The Lagos State Government hereby informs the general public that the said tariff hike has now been put on hold as the necessary consultations with stakeholders are yet to be concluded.
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”.