LCC (Lekki Concession Company) has announced that cash payments at the Lekki-Ikoyi toll will stop, effective from January 1st, 2020.
Although no official statement has been released, a banner has been placed at the exit/entrance of the toll.
The LCC Managing Director, Mr Yomi Omomuwasan cited that the aim of this new development is to reduce traffic congestion that happens as a result of cash payments and serve the public better by enhancing and modernizing service delivery.
He added “It is imperative to begin the cashless policy to ensure effective traffic management and reduce congestion around the toll plaza. The means to be used for payment from January 1st, 2020 include eTAG, prepaid cards, contactless cards and payment vouchers.”
“In order to enhance efficiency on the road and in traffic management, come January 1, our plan is to operate a cashless system, particularly on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge.”
“This means that unlike what we have now that some pay through their device and some pay through cash, we will be having various systems of paying apart from cash to go through the bridge.”
“We have launched the LCC mobile app that can be used to register to get the e-TAG, to top-up account without coming to any of our offices, to pay if you do not want to use the card or the voucher or other means of payment and to speak with the customer care services.”
For those who aren’t aware of this development, you need not worry.
LCC has devised a means which allows road users get a pre-loaded, ready to use and activated card.
The Managing Director added “The aim of LCC is to achieve part of the quality trust of the state government. Sanwo-Olu administration is all about THEMES, which traffic management is a part and we are here to ensure that it is brought to bear for the road users.”
“The road users are therefore advised to visit any of our customer service centres to obtain toll devices, prepaid cards or payment vouchers for passages at the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Toll Plaza.”
“LCC has upgraded its registered users into its newly installed system. One device of payment would be used for the two facilities.”
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