The Lekki Concession Company (LCC) has come out to give a statement that there will be no immediate reopening of the Lekki Toll Gate Plaza, even though the firm is back in possession of the toll gate plaza, which was handed back to them by the Lagos judicial panel. READ ALSO: #OccupyLekkiTollGate: Stop Playing With People’s Lives – Dencia Slams DJ Switch
The decision by the Lagos State Judicial Panel of Enquiry and Restitution for victims of SARS related abuses and the Lekki Toll Gate incident of October 20 to hand over the toll plaza to the company on February 6, has been condemned by some Nigerians who believe it is out of place since justice is yet to be served. Which led to some Nigerian youths taking the #OccupyLekkiTollGate from social media to take to the street last Saturday, February 13, where some 40 persons, where arrested at the Tollgate for protesting.
In a press statement released on Monday, February 15, the managing director of LCC, Yomi Omomuwasan, said tolling was not the first item on the firm’s menu since recovering possession.
“It does not mean that when we take possession, once we rebuild or once we take possession or finish the evaluation and the next thing is to start tolling. No. It takes a process. People are engaging us to say, ‘How do we offer a better service, how do we improve our services and we are ready to listen to that kind of good feedback. So, we need to work on a lot if things internally before you see us starting to toll.”he said
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