Following his meeting with deputy governor Dr. Kadri Obafemi Hamzat and members of the Body of Corporate Institution on urban regeneration of Victoria Island, Oniru axis and some parts of Lekki, Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has ordered the Lekki Toll Gates to be opened freely on Thursday for an assessment of the traffic problem in the area.
The toll gates would be open for free passage of vehicles between 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Sanwo-Olu believes the opening of the tollgates at the peak hours would allow the government to carry out an insightful traffic situation analysis for easy solutions and fixes within the area.
“We have consulted with a few traffic experts and what we are going to do tomorrow (Thursday) is to leave the toll plaza open. The Lekki Ikoyi link bridge and the Lekki toll gate is going to be open for over three hours from 6.30a.m to 9.30a.m tomorrow. It will also be left open in the evening from 4:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The objective is that we want to do a real simulation of traffic study,” Sanwo-Olu said.