The Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode has assured residents that the State Government will not collect any toll at the completed second toll point on the Lekki- Epe Expressway.
The governor who stated this in a press statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, said more importantly, his concern is about ensuring that the road is completed. “We must start thinking of the future concerning that road. We said we will have an International Airport in Epe and an Export Processing Zone in Lekki and a Deep Seaport also in Lekki. What does that mean for that road?
“When you take your freight from the Deep Seaport and the Export Processing Zone (EPZ), are we going to make them to start passing through that same road? So what is the future? We missed something between Oshodi and Murtala Mohammed International Airport; there is no fast track rail that can take goods straight to the Airport. Should we also miss that here? Those are the issues that we are looking at.
“Should we not start thinking about how we would improve and create a 10-lane road between Ikorodu, Itoikin, Epe and Ijebu Ode so that people can go out from there? So those are some of the things that we are looking at. There is no point constructing the road, paying tolls and in five years’ time, the road is gone,” the Governor added.