The Executive Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode has declared that there will be no toll on the second toll point of Lekki-Epe Road. The new governor who took his oath of office barely a month ago on 29th May said that his government is “receptive to new ideas.”
Mr. Ambode said this amongst other things while interacting with journalists at the Lagos House.
In a statement issued by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Akinwunmi Ambode said;
We must start thinking of the future concerning that road. We said we will have an International Airport in Epe, and an Export Processing Zone in Lekki and a Deep Seaport also in Lekki.
Should we not start thinking about how we will improve and create a 10-lane road between Ikorodu, Itoikin, Epe and Ijebu Ode so that people can go out from there? There is no point constructing the road, paying tolls and in five years’ time, the road is gone.[contextly_sidebar id=”dzHU5lwKi6c5qHMa9gyzx2zCRwMVhLEj”]
As more means of transportation come on board, the more than 600,000 private car owners and 120,000 motorcycles that are being put on the road in the state on a daily basis will reduce in number.
We have said this is a government of continuity, but it is continuity with improvement. It is about making life easier for the people. We are receptive to new ideas and that is why we are going to be creative, innovative and thinking out of the box.
Akinwunmi Ambode emerged governor under All Progressives Congress (APC) when he defeated People’s Democratic Party (PDP)’s Jimi Agbaje in 11th April, 2015 gubernatorial elections.