- Category: Society
- Published on Thursday, 30 December 2010 11:59
- Written by Tribune
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THE Lagos State government, on Wednesday, announced the indefinite suspension of the commencement of toll collection on the Eti–Osa Lekki-Epe Expressway.
In a press statement signed by the Director-General of the Lagos State Public-Private Partnership office, Mr Ayo Gbeleyi, the state government said the suspension was to enable the government to further engage with the concessionaire, Lekki Concession Company Limited (LCC) and the concerned stakeholders.
“As a listening and responsive government, and in deference to appeals by well-meaning citizens and a further demonstration of the commitment of the state government to the yearning of the people, the governor, Mr Babatunde Fashola, has, today, directed the indefinite suspension of toll collection on the Eti-Osa Lekki-Epe expressway, originally billed for January 3, 2010,” the statement read.
It added that in the intervening period, the government would work with LCC to ensure that the work progressed considerably and that alternative routes were completed.
The statement added that this would ensure that road users, who desired not to pay tolls, would have the benefit of enjoying a significant part of the completed road sections.
“In addition, the government will be addressing the financial implications of this suspension with the concessionaires and their financiers, to maintain the integrity and investor-friendly posture of the state,” the statement added.
The government, in the statement, thanked all citizens and stakeholders who had been supportive of the efforts of the administration to transform Lagos State and lauded them for their continued understanding and support towards the successful delivery of road infrastructure in the state.