#EndSARS: Lagos State Loses N234 Million Due To Closures Of Toll Booths

Posted by on Oct 19, 2020, Under: News

#EndSARS: Lagos State Loses N234 Million Due To Closures Of Toll Booths

Following ongoing #EndSARS protests across the country against police brutality, the Lagos state government reportedly lost N234 million due to the closure of toll stations in the state.

Although the protesters closed toll stations, the state government continued to make money from advertising at the toll stations.

According to a report by The Punch, the Lagos state government lost 234 million naira due to protests, a figure derived from daily and monthly targets set for toll points by the government that owns the toll points that are run. concession company Lekki.

The Lagos State Commissioner, who requested anonymity, told the media that the Lekki-Ikoyi Bridge was supposed to generate about 10m per day, while the Admiralty Square on the Lekki-Epe Expressway was supposed to generate at least N16. 6 m per day.

The commissioner said the Lekki-Ikoyi Link bridge will generate at least 300 million N per month and the Admiralty Circle Plaza around 500 million N per month.

“There are no less than 80,000 cars daily at toll collection points. The number can be higher or lower depending on the day of the week. However, since the beginning of the protests, the Lekki toll station has been completely closed, and the Ikoyi toll station has been left permanently open for free use, ”he said.

The protesters have threatened not to back down until their demands are fully met by the government.