Lagos State Loses N234m To Tollgates’ Closure
#EndSARS Protest at Lekki Toll gate
Following the continued #EndSARS protests throughout the nation to kick in opposition to police brutality, the Lagos State Authorities has reportedly misplaced N234m to the closure of tollgates within the state.
Regardless of the closure of the tollgates by protesters, the state authorities has continued to become profitable from adverts on the toll plazas.
In accordance with a report by The Punch, the Lagos state authorities misplaced N234 million Naira as a result of protests, and the determine was obtained from the day by day and month-to-month targets set for the tollgates by the federal government, which owns the tollgates, that are being managed by the Lekki Concession Firm.
A Lagos State commissioner, who wished to stay nameless, instructed the media outlet that the Lekki-Ikoyi Hyperlink Bridge was anticipated to generate about N10m day by day, whereas the Admiralty Circle Plaza alongside the Lekki-Epe Expressway was not anticipated to generate lower than N16.6m a day.
The commissioner stated the Lekki-Ikoyi Hyperlink Bridge was not anticipated to generate lower than N300m month-to-month, whereas the Admiralty Circle Plaza generates about N500m month-to-month.
“Not less than 80,000 automobiles use the tollgates each day. The determine may very well be increased or decrease relying on the day of the week. Nevertheless, for the reason that protests began, the Lekki tollgate has been fully shut, whereas the Ikoyi one has been left completely open for individuals to make use of with out fee,” he stated.
Protesters have threatened that they gained’t again down until their calls for are completely met by the federal government.