The Lagos State Government has directed Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to stop the proposed tariff hike on Lekki-Epe Expressway and Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge.
The state government said the public and critical stakeholders, who are the beneficiaries of such facilities, must be carried along before such decision is made.
The Lagos Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Steve Ayorinde, disclosed this in a Facebook statement posted late Friday, November 4, 2017.
“The Lagos State government hereby informs the general public that the said tariff hike has now been put on hold as the necessary consultations with stakeholders are yet to be concluded”, the post reads in part.
LCC had announced an increase in the toll tariff which it said would take effect from Wednesday, November 8, 2017.
According to a notice by the company, motorcycles are now expected to pay N100; salon cars and tricycles, N200; sport utility vehicles, N250; light trucks and 2-axle buses, N400; heavy-duty trucks or buses with two or more heavy axles, N1000, and commercial danfo buses will pay N150.
At the Link Bridge Plaza, motorcycles are to pay N200; salon cars, N300; minivans sports utility vehicles and light trucks, N400; and light trucks and 2-axle buses will pay N1000.
Nigerians have since the announcement taken to social media to condemn the proposed hike.
The protests are believed to have made the State Government put a temporary stop to it.