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Thursday, 30 May 2013



I posted a story about Fashola commissioning the lekki-ikoyi link bridge,but I didn't add that he already is speculating on including toll fees.

This is what Fashola has to say about the toll


Fashola said and I quote that “users of the 1.358 kilometres cable bridge will have to pay a toll each way whenever they use the bridge depending on the category of car they drive.”

Categories of tolling

The categories are: Class 1: Saloon cars; N250, Class 11: Mini-vans, SUVs and light pick-up trucks; N300, Class 111: Non-commercial buses with maximum seating capacity of 26 person
and Class 1V: Motorcycles with 200CC capacity and above; N100.

However, commercial motorcycle popularly called Okada, Tricycle popularly called Keke, commercial buses popularly called Danfo and
high capacity buses with maximum of 26- seater, heavy duty trucks and articulated trucks, are restricted from using the bridge.

However, at an earlier sitting by the State House of Assembly, there was a stormy session, as members debated the executive bill which requested the endorsement of the House to introduce a toll system on the Bridge

While suspending further debate on the bill till today (Thursday) and Friday, the House noted that the bill came to members very late and given the technicalities contained in the draft, members would need to take their time and seek experts’ opinion on the passage. Faulting the tolling of the bridge, a Lagos lawyer, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, accused Governor Fashola of disregard to the rule of law claiming the issue of tolling of the bridge is still in the court.

In a statement, he said:“On May 22, 2013, I was at the federal high court, Ikoyi, Lagos, with the Attorney-General of Lagos State, Mr. Adetoro Ipaye, to conclude arguments on my court case against tolling on the bridge. Part of the arguments of Lagos State before the court, was that no decision had been taken to toll the bridge. The case was then adjourned to July 9, 2013, for judgment. It is in the interval of that judgment that the Lagos State Government has ambushed the court by commencing tolling on the bridge, to overreach the pending judgment
of court.”

What do you guys think??

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