The residents of the Lekki area of Lagos State have expressed their displeasure over the deplorable state of the Lekki toll gate road.
Their dissatisfaction comes before the October 20th shutdown of toll gates which has brought hardship and suffering with the long traffic at the toll plazas.
Lekki toll gate road has been subjected to long traffic owing to the reason for the bad road which supposed to provide quick, safe and motorable experience.
“Our road experience prior to the October 20th shutdown of the toll gates was that of hardship and suffering, with the long traffic at the toll plazas. A tolled road is supposed to provide a quick, safe, and motorable experience, where users will be happy to pay for. Payment of the toll gate was made on a daily basis but still a poor experience for the residents.
In their demands, they asked for a viable alternative road to the tolled roads, and the implementation of round figure fees at the toll standpoint and improvement system technology to guarantee free flow at the toll gates.
“Without a doubt, we are the only citizens in Nigeria that are forced to pay toll on a road that is less than 25km, completed in 14 years. With the poor experience and services at the toll plaza, we are actually paying for inconveniences rather than for convenience, as we spend an average of 20 to 30 minutes to pay.
We, therefore, ask for viable alternative roads to the tolled roads, implementation of round figure fees at the toll, and immediate improvement of the tolling system technology to guarantee free flow at the toll gates before the commencement of tolling,” the statement said.