Citing lack of inclusiveness with relevant stakeholders, Lagos State government has halted proposed tariff hike on Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, by the Lekki Concession Company (LCC).
The suspension, the government said, was necessary till consultations with the stakeholders are concluded.
Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde said in a statement that, while government recognises the need for periodic review of tariffs and any other levies appertaining to road infrastructure maintenance in the state, the public and critical stakeholders, as the ultimate beneficiaries of such facilities, must always be carried along.
He explained that the proposed tariff hike couldn’t be affected now in public interest, while further consultations continue.
It would be recalled that LCC, concessionaire to the busy Lekki-Epe Expressway, recently announced hike on Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge and Lekki-Epe Expressway tolls, which was to become effective on November 8.
The LCC said the new tariff for saloon cars at the Admiralty Circle Plaza (along Lekki-Epe Expressway) would be N200, from N120; sports utility vehicles will pay N400, from N300, while commercial buses will pay N150 from N80.
At the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge, saloon cars will now pay N300, from N250; sports utility vehicles, minivans, and light trucks N400, from N300.