The ministry of works and infrastructure of the Lagos government is in talks with private investors regarding the development of new roads. A spokesperson from the ministry stated that in order for the government to continue its plan for accelerated infrastructural development in the state it would be necessary to introduce further tolls, which the backers would receive, thereby recouping their investment.
One recent beneficiary is the public-private partnership scheme, Lekki Concession Company (LCC), which was established specifically for the upgrade, expansion and maintenance of the first phase of the 49-km Lekki-Epe expressway, as well as the construction of approximately 20 km of phase two of the Coastal Road on the Lekki Peninsular. Lekki is a developing suburb of Lagos considered to be an up-and-coming prime residential area. Against a backdrop of opposition from local residents, LCC is to collect tolls on the Lekki-Epe expressway over the next 25 years.
Another Lagos road that might be included in the toll scheme is the Berger