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Lekki-Ikoyi bridge to reopen April, commuters get toll-free break

Lekki Ikoyi Toll Bridge

The Lekki Concession Company on Monday said the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge will resume operations on the 1st of April, 2022, adding that there would be a two-week toll-free holiday for motorists and commuters.

This was disclosed by the Lekki Concession Company Limited, LCC, in a statement.

The Managing Director of the company, Yomi Omomuwasan, said the company has the support of key stakeholders, including resident associations, community leaders, professional bodies, as well as the Lagos State Government.

The LCCI said in its statement said, “About 18 months after tolling was suspended on the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge Toll Plaza, the Lekki Concession Company Limited has announced the recommencement of toll operations at the plaza.

“Tolling will commence on 1st April 2022, but commuters plying the corridor will not have to pay any toll for the first 2 weeks until 15th April 2022 as this period will be toll-free to all motorists plying the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.”

Omumowasan said LCC “introduced new technology and innovation to makes passages at the Toll Plaza seamless and faster”.

He added that the devices would be used to synchronise with the upgraded tolling system and improve functionality.

The bridge was shut down following violence in the aftermath of the #EndSARS protests of 2020. The Lekki Toll Gate was the epicentre of the #EndSARS protest, which witnessed the alleged shooting of innocent young Nigerians by officers of the Nigerian Army on the 20th of October 2020.

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