Lagos Loses Over N234m To Tollgates’ Closure

Lagos Loses Over N234m To Tollgates’ Closure


The Lagos State Government has lost at least N 234 m to the closure of tollgates as the # EndSARS protests on the Island enters its 9 th day , NAN has learnt .

However, the state has continued to generate money from adverts at the toll plazas.

The figure was obtained from the daily and monthly targets set for the tollgates by the government , which owns the tollgates , which are being managed by the Lekki Concession Company .

A Lagos State commissioner, who wished to remain anonymous, told our correspondent that the Lekki – Ikoyi Link Bridge was expected to generate about N 10 m daily , while the Admiralty Circle Plaza along the Lekki -Epe Expressway was not expected to generate less than N 16 .6 m a day .

The commissioner said the Lekki – Ikoyi Link Bridge was not expected to generate less than N 300 m monthly , while the Admiralty Circle Plaza generates about N 500 m monthly .

“ At least 80 , 000 cars use the tollgates every day . The figure could be higher or lower depending on the day of the week . However, since the protests started , the Lekki tollgate has been completely shut , while the Ikoyi one has been left permanently open for people to use without payment, ” he said.

Sport Utility Vehicles pay N 250 at the Admiralty Toll Plaza , while saloon cars pay N 200 . At the Ikoyi -Link Bridge , toll for SUVs, mini vans and light trucks is N 400.

Heavy duty trucks / buses with two or more heavy axles pay N 1, 000 at the Admiralty Circle Plaza on the Lekki -Epe Expressway , according to the LCC .

 

 

(Punchng)

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