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Lekki Toll Review: Massive Compliance Recorded…LCC thanks Lagosians for their support

Following the February 1, 2018 implementation of the toll review by
Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) at the Admiralty Circle Plaza and
the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Plaza, the management of LCC has expressed
satisfaction at the massive compliance by motorists.

During a media parley to update the public on developments around the
toll review held on Thursday, February 1, the Managing Director of LCC,
Mr. Mohammed Mubashiru Hassan informed journalists that the toll review
was a socio-economic decision made at the right time to avoid yearly
increments. Mr. Hassan said the toll review was mooted a few years ago
but had to go through the due process of consultations.

“The compliance level is satisfactory. If there is no compliance, by
now, you would have noticed dissenting activities. We are, however, in a
democratic government; there is right of choice for those who are
willing to pay and those who don’t want to pay. In November 2017, we
made an attempt to carry out the review but the Lagos State Governor,
His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode directed LCC to carry out further
consultations with stakeholders in the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe corridor which
we have since done. We cannot but attribute this high level of
compliance and understanding by motorists to the advice and support we
received from the media, Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Indigenes and Residents,
National Union of Road and Transport Workers (NURTW), Traditional Rulers
and Youth Organizations as well community development Associations and
civil society groups”. Mr. Hassan revealed.**

While engaging the media on alternative routes for motorists who are not
willing to pay the new tariff, Hassan encouraged motorists to sign up
for the electronic tags (e-Tag), which provides quick access through
both toll plazas. He also said e-Tag users are entitled to 10% discount,
which can increase to as much as 50% discount depending on the frequency
of passage. He corrected the misconception that the e-Tags were designed
for the elites of the society, pointing out that a lot of commercial
buses (popularly called ‘Danfo’), corporate and private vehicles use the
e-tag for easy passage through the toll plazas. Furthermore, owners of
several vehicles can secure a single e-Tag account for their vehicles so
as to fund it centrally and monitor the movement of their vehicles
through the toll plazas. Occasional road users can also register for the
e-Tag as the funds paid into the account does not expire at any time
until used. To register for the e-Tag, the motorist is required to
provide the vehicle license, proof of ownership and any valid identity
card. He also reiterated that the eTag, once acquired can be used in any
of the lanes at the plazas.

LCC Managing Director apologized for the traffic congestion experienced
by motorist at the toll plazas on the first day. It is important to note
that concerted efforts have been put in place to reduce and checkmate
possible heavy traffic congestions in future. He further assured the
public that his organization was poised to continue the development of
the Lekki axis. “The Ajah flyover has been completed and we have the
intention of rehabilitating the road up to Eleko Beach so that the
benefits seen in the Lekki area can be extended further along the axis.
Possibly, it may spill over to Epe which already has a six-lane road”.

Lekki Concession Company Limited has managed operations of the the
Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway for the past 10 years despite the yearly
increase of the cost of operations and the rate of inflation. In
addition, LCC provides various other services to road users free of
charge, especially as it relates to their convenience such as the 24/7
free vehicle breakdown and recovery services by the Company’s Route and
Incident Management team; LCC dedicated Police team to ensure safety and
security of road users; the Toll free Customer Service helpline and
other services. Over 100,000 road users have benefited from the free
service of the Route and Incident Management team since inception.


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