Monday, 22 June 2015

Ambode Cancels Second Lekki-Epe Expressway Toll

The Lagos state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, has said that no tolls will not be collected at the second toll point on the Lekki- Epe Expressway.Ambode disclosed this during an interactive session with journalists at the Banquet Hall of the Lagos House, Ikeja.
The governor, in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, on Sunday said his concern was ensuring the completion of the road.
He 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.”
Ambode also said his administration had decided to scale up governance in the state by rearranging the civil service through the realignment of some ministries and agencies.
Adding that once the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, was completed, the community would be opened up for business activities.
“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.
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“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”, he said.
The governor also said his administration is making efforts to grow the tourism potential of the state.
Meanwhile the Lagos chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has urged Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to probe his predecessor, Babatunde Raji Fashola, wondering when the new governor would stop making promises and start acting.

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