Despite the upward toll review by Lekki Concession Company (LCC), the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) has assured commuters that it would not increase transport fare.
The Chairman, NURTW, in Jakande, Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, Alhaji Taofeek Oluwa, gave the assurance on Wednesday in Lagos state.
The LCC had recently announced its plan to review to upward the tolls for different categories of motorists plying Eti-Osa-Lekki-Epe Expressway with effect from February 1.
However, Oluwa said that the development would not affect transport fares in the corridor.
“Following the announcement of the toll review at the Admiralty Circle Plaza and the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge Plaza by the Lekki Concession Company, LCC, there will be no fare increase,’’ he said.
The NURTW chief said that the union was duly carried along by LCC, as one of the critical stakeholders during the engagement process for the toll review.
“It is encouraging that LCC carried the union along as one of the critical stakeholders consulted during the engagement process for the toll review which resulted in the minimal increase in tariff charged the branded commercial buses.
“From Feb.1, branded commercial buses popularly called “Danfo’’ which previously paid N80.00 would be paying N90 (Ninety Naira) for e-Tag payments and N100 (One Hundred) for cash payments.
“As long as LCC honours its agreement of our mutual understanding at the stakeholders’ meeting, we can confidently support LCC.
“We assure the commuters that they will not suffer any increase in the fare paid to board the branded commercial buses coming into or going out of Eti-Osa/Lekki-Epe Expressway.
“The NURTW is happy to endorse the toll fare review,” Oluwa said.