A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Ebun-olu Adegboruwa has called for the total eradication of any form of tolling on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.
In a statement he posted on his Facebook page, Ebun-olu Adegboruwa said he commended the “Lagos State Government and the Lekki Concession Company, for the innovation of electronic payment system on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.”
He further said: “electronic payment system has reduced traffic congestion substantially. I passed through the bridge today to and fro, all in less than three minutes. The burden of Lekki dwellers has been reduced, whilst we wait to further observe.”
But the legal practitioner said
” we should move towards total eradication of any form of tolling at all, as it has been established that the bridge was built with tax payers money. Having collected the toll fees for well over a decade now, the govt should tell us how much it has so far generated from the toll fee regime, so that we know where we are.”
“Furthermore, the roundabout at the landing of the bridge on Admiralty Way should go completely so that proper movement can become easy for Lekki dwellers who don’t intend to use the bridge.
“I commend Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and his team and the MD of LCC, for the good initiative.
“We can make governance easy for our people, if we care, ” Adegboruwa said.