The management of Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) has promised to provide improved service for motorists plying through the Admiralty Circle Toll Plaza and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Plaza in Lagos.
In a telephone chat with BusinessDay this week, Mohammed Hassan, Managing Director of Lekki Concession Company, operators of the two toll plazas expressed satisfaction with the manner motorists have complied with the new tariff regime at the toll review came into effect on Thursday, February 1.
The LCC managing director said the high level of compliance and understanding by motorists to the advice and support we received from the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe indigenes and residents, National Union of Road and Transport Workers (NURTW), traditional rulers and youth organisations as well community development Associations and civil society groups, including the media”.
He, however, apologised for the traffic congestion experienced by motorists at the toll plazas on the first day of the tariff review, assuring that efforts have been put in place to reduce and checkmate possible heavy traffic congestions in the future.
In his words, “The compliance level so far has been satisfactory. If there is no compliance, by now, one 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,”
He recalled that a review planned for November 2017, was halted by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode who directed further consultations with stakeholders in the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe corridor which.
As part of spin-off effects along the axis, the LCC boss disclosed that the Ajah flyover has been completed and there are plans to rehabilitate 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,” he said.
A statement from the LCC reminded Lagosians that LCC has managed operations of the Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway for the past 10 years despite the yearly increase in the cost of operations and rate of inflation.