On Wednesday 16 March 2021, Lagos State Commissioner for Information, Gbenga Omotosho, declared that there is no going back on the Lekki Toll Gate reopening, which is scheduled for April 1, Naija News 247 gathered.
Naija News 247 recalls that The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) announced the date of the proposed re-opening of the Lekkis-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza. For 17 months, toll collection has been on hold since the killing of harmless Nigerians protesting on October 20, 2020.
Some Nigerians have opposed the plan to reopen Lekki tollgate, especially on social media, with some claiming that it is an insult to those killed during #EndSARS.
When talking to Arise TV on Wednesday morning, Omotosho thinks any form of resistance should not be encouraged.
“It has taken about 18 months for LCC to plan to return to the Toll Gate because it has no choice after borrowing about N11.6bn from local lenders and $31.1m from foreign lenders. So, there is no way that LCC can just stay away from going back to tolling on that road.”Gbenga Omotosho