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We’ve Deployed New Technology To Run Lekki-Ikoyi Tollgate – Omomuwasan Reveals As Tolling Resumes

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Managing Director, Lekki Concession Company Limited, Yomi Omomuwasan has said that the company has deployed new technology facilities to efficiently run the Lekki-Ikoyi toll plaza.

The MD said this in a statement announcing the return of tolling operations at the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge toll plaza in Lagos, today April 1, 2022.

Omomuwasan stated that toll payments will not commence until April 16, a bid meant to help test run the new facilities.

Lekki-Ikoyi toll gate was shut down after the 2020 #EndSARS protests were their facility was damaged by hoodlums who reportedly hijacked the protest.

The statement reads, “Following months of engagement with key stakeholders within Eti-Osa /Lekki-Epe area, Lekki Concession Company Limited hereby officially announces the formal return to tolling operations on Friday, 1st April, 2022 at the Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza. However, toll payment will not commence until 16th April 2022.

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“LCC has been a worthy part of the Eti-Osa/ Lekki-Epe ecosystem and has served the community relentlessly and to the best of its ability over the years. We are encouraged by the response and the cooperation received from the vast majority of residents and stakeholders who appreciate the value we bring to bear on their daily movement and continue to register for (or update ) their toll accounts in readiness for the commencement of cashless toll collection. All the points made at the engagements are well taken.

“To ensure a smooth return, LCC has deployed new and more efficient technology at the Ikoyi Bridge Toll Plaza. Therefore, to test run the new system and ensure a seamless interface with road users, the first two weeks will be completely toll – free.”

He also said that the company is aware of concerns raised by some stakeholders regarding the return of tolling but continued that “it is common knowledge that the government cannot, on its own, meet all the infrastructural needs of the ever-growing population.”

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