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Promise Kept? Second Lekki-Epe Expressway Will Be Toll-Free – Gov Ambode Says

Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode yesterday assured Lagos residents in an interactive session with journalists at the Banquet Hall of the Lagos House, Ikeja, that Lagosisans will not be paying for the second toll point on the Lekki-Epe Expressway when it is completed.

In a statement later released by his Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, said the Governor ids more interested in the completion of the road and not toll fees from citizens.

“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.

“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.

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Posted by on June 22, 2015.

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