Lagos State directs LCC to halt toll-gate tariff hike

Lagos State government has directed  Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to halt it planned toll-gate tariff hike on Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge which was to take effect from 8th of November 2017.

In a statement signed Steve Ayorinde, the Commissioner for Information & Strategy, the state said ”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.”

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Ayorinde said ”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.” the state directed.

BarometerNG reported that  The Lekki Concession Company Limited (“LCC”) has announced its plan to increase the fare on Admiralty toll gate and Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge toll gate with effective from November 8th 2017.

According to their proposed new prices, Saloon car owners who usually pay N120 at the Admiralty toll gate was to be paying N200. At the Link bridge toll gate, they will pay N300 instead of N250.

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SUVs will now pay N250 against the previous N150 at Admiralty toll gate and N400 at the Link Bridge, which used to be N300. See the full list below.

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