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Saturday, January 1, 2011
Lekki-Epe Toll Fee: Residents demand total cancellation
Residents of Lekki and environs are demanding outright cancellation of tolls on the Lekki – Epe Expressway and not suspension as proposed by Governor Raji Fashola.
The residents whose aggressive complaints to the Lagos State government had stalled proposed collection of toll fee on the road, said the suspension fell short of their expectation.
According to them, there is no need for tolling on the road as government can conveniently maintain the road with the tax payers’ money.
They claim that it is the State government’s responsibility to provide infrastructure for the people, especially roads, having provided the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) with N6.3 billion for expansion of the road.
Speaking with journalists at a Press conference where they laid down their complaints, the residents said they would not relent until government accepted their wishes completely and stopped tolling and fencing of the road. They however, gave the State government a three-day ultimatum to hold a dialogue with the leadership of the association to solve this issue amicably otherwise, the residents would embark on a warning march at Lekki Phase 1 roundabout on January 3rd 2011.