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Friday 20 August 2010

Lekki residents protest planned road toll

Residents of Eti-Osa East and West Local Councils in Lagos State yesterday blocked traffic along the Lekki- Epe expressway to protest plans by the state government to collect tolls from vehicles plying the 24km road. Workers, students and other commuters were stranded as the residents, who have always threatened to halt the plan by Lekki Concession Company (LCC) to begin the collection of fees on the expressway, took to the streets carrying placards.

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Anonymous said...

I don't blame them for protesting. Given the pervasive corruption in Nigeria, it is doubtful that any toll collected will be used for its intended purpose. Instead of using the oil money to better the lives of the masses, the government and their designees wish to tax cash-strapped citizens.
Before imposing a toll, the government and their designees need to account for the people's money and put the likes of bagangida and abacha families on trial for embezzling billions of the people's money. Nigeria is lacking in a comprehensive road network, health system, security,and other basic services that a country should have in 2010.

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