The Lagos State Government Goal is to persuade with motorists to be patient as the Lekki-Ikoyi Toll Gate is set to reopen.
Gbenga Omotoso, the Information Commissioner, spoke on Arise News on Wednesday regarding the Lekki Concession Company’s (LCC) proposal to resume tolling.
After 18 months, collection will begin on April 1, although the first two weeks will be free of charge.
Omotoso pleaded with Lagosians to show compassion for the 500 LCC employees who have been out of work for the past 18 months.
The company owed local lenders N61.1 million and foreign lenders $31.1 million, according to the official.
“It is also economically unrealistic and investment unfriendly for the Toll Plaza to remain shut forever.
“LCC has financial obligations to discharge to its creditors while its staff, about five hundred, also need to get back to work and earn their livelihood.
“The restoration of operation follows engagement with stakeholders, such as the residents association, traditional rulers, transport union and others.”
Omotoso noted that the LCC has been a major partner in the development of infrastructure on the Victoria Island-Lekki-Ikoyi-Ajah corridor.
The commissioner added that the company contributes to the reconfiguration of the first, second and Ajah roundabouts, traffic ease as well as security.