Following the abysmal upward review of toll collection rates at both the Admiralty Circle Plaza and Lekki ikoyi link bridge, mprising ordinary citizens, organizations and distinguished sympathizers under the aegis of Anti- Lekki Tolling Movement organised by the Eti-Osa Development Forum is billed for Friday February 9, 2018 starting from 7am.
The group noted that they found the increment unjustifiable and arbitrary, as such a consolidated protest comprising ordinary citizens, organizations and distinguished sympathizers is billed for Friday February 9, 2018 starting from 7am, by matching down from their convergence point at Lekki phase 1 roundabout.
This was contained in a release made available to journalists and signed by the Convener and Publicity Secretary, Dotun Hassan, (Esq) and Martin Lumba respectively for Eti-Osa Development Forum.
According to the release, “We are demanding a revert to the old rates and possible downward review in the light of biting economic realities and what obviously has been recouped by the concessioneer thus far.
“We also insist on a transparent disclosure of all financial dealings, audited report and appropriation relating to the Lekki Concession Company tolling contracts, and the current status of the Lagos State Government having bought back the Admiralty Tolling Plaza contract in 2013 for N25.3Billion.
“We call on His Excellency, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode to intervene and proffer immediate panacea on the increased excruciating fares, having promised to remove and stop the tolling prior before his election in 2015, yet the issue remains unabated and agonizing.
“Hence, we demand adequate welfare instead of draconian exploitation of the masses. All patriots who seek social justice rights, fairness and good governance are cordially invited”.