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Gov. Ambode Scraps Toll At Second Lekki-Epe Expressway

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Governor Akinwunmi Ambode of Lagos State on Sunday, June 21, 2015 declared that tolls will no longer be collected at the second toll point on the Lekki- Epe Expressway in the state.

He made this development known at the Banquet Hall of the Lagos House, Ikeja during an interactive session with newsmen.

In a statement made by Ambode’s Chief Press Secretary, Habib Aruna, the governor noted that the improvement of the road is of maximum concern to him.

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 assured residents that the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, which was being expanded into 10-lane, would be opened as soon as it is completed .

The governor further stated that his government would ensure that the tourism potential of the state is nurtured.

He said, “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.”

Furthermore, Ambode stated that they have concluded plans to scale up governance by rearranging the civil service through the realignment of some ministries and agencies as well as create a new Ministry of Wealth Creation and Employment.

“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,” said the governor.

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