Lekki Concession Company (LCC) postpones resumption of tolling at the Ikoyi Link Bridge indefinitely.
LCC had earlier announced that toll collection will begin on Saturday April 16, 2022 (today).
In a statement on Friday night, LCC boss said that a new resumption date would be announced.
He said the delay was to further consult with key stakeholders in the Lekki area in a bid to address their concerns.
The postponement was announced by LCC Managing Director, Yomi Omomuwasan, in a statement on Friday night, adding that a new resumption date would be announced.
LCC had earlier announced that toll collection will begin on Saturday April 16, 2022 (today). The postponement followed several protests by Lekki residents under the aegis of the Lekki Estates Residents & Stakeholders Association who rejected the resumption of tolling at the bridge.
According to the statement, Omomuwasan said the company decided to delay the resumption of toll collection for further consultations with key stakeholders in the Eti-Osa, Lekki area, in a bid to address their concerns and arrive at a mutually favourable resolution of all issues.
Part of the statement titled ‘LCC Shift Resumption Date Of Toll Collection At The Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza. New Date To Be Announced Soon’, reads :
“As a responsible organization, we must take full cognizance of everyone within the axis. Therefore, we want to continue with the ongoing engagements with our stakeholders.
“The preparatory operations to resume tolling on the Bridge have been smooth so far, and we are grateful to all the key stakeholders for their cooperation.
“The planned commencement of toll collection has now been postponed, allowing more of our customers to register for the electronic toll devices to enable seamless passages at the toll plaza,” he said.