STAKEHOLDERS SEE PROSPECT OF REOPENING LEKKI TOLL GATE
TOLL GATE REOPENING:LCC PLEADS WITH PROTESTERS TO SHELVE PLANNED PROTEST
The Lekki Concession Company (LCC), is pleading with those plotting protest against the reopening of Lekki Toll gates to sheath their swords in the interest of the state’s economy.
The company’s plea was sequel to planned reopening of the Toll gates on April 1st,2022 by the Lagos state government after their 18months on account of EndSARs protest in the state.
The company in a statement said it understood the sentiments that greeted the protest and had sacrificed a lot on account of the losses it had continually suffered during the period in view.
The company said it owes both local and foreign lenders billions of naira,in addition to the hundreds of its staff who had remained jobless since the gates’ closure with unsettling effects on the state’s economy.
Gbenga Omotoso, the commissioner for information and strategy, had on Arise TV’s The Morning Show,said LCC owes local lenders about N11.6 billion and foreign lenders $31.1 million.
The company said while Lagos is still struggling to rebuild the economy battered by the protest, any mass action against avenues the state could boost same would be inimical to the ambitious 4th mainland bridge.
The company said and some other PPP investors would be discouraged on account of the action that seems to promote the shut down of the toll gates.
According to the company,despite the suspension of tolling Operations by the company, security Department comprised of Personnel and Dedicated Agencies (Man O’ War, Police and LASTMA) did not relent in providing regular safety and security services to the company, members of the public and host communities.