Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has announced the commencement of toll operations at the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge plaza in Lagos. Operations at Lekki tollgate was suspended after the chaos during the EndSARS protest on October 20, 2020. This led to the facility being burnt down.
While a move to reopen the facility met objections in some quarters in 2021, Yomi Omomuwasan, LCC’s managing director has announced that toll services at the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza will resume on April 1.
Omomuwasan said the decision was taken after extensive consultations with key stakeholders including the residents’ associations, traditional rulers and community leaders, professional bodies, as well as the Lagos government.
Commuters plying the road will not pay any toll for the first two weeks until 15th April 2022 “as this period would be toll-free to all motorists plying the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge”.
The statement read;
“We have introduced new technology and innovations to make passages at the Toll Plaza seamless and faster for commuters. We are replacing old toll devices with upgraded ones for faster throughput at the Toll Plaza,” he said.
“The new devices have been configured to synchronise with the newly upgraded tolling systems and will improve functionality while enabling a better experience at the Toll Plaza.
“The devices can be installed at any of LCC Customer Service Centres at the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza, Conservation Toll Plaza, or the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge. They can also be delivered to customers’ preferred location, whilst the devices would only be installed on the vehicle by LCC’s authorised personnel.”