Toll gate at Lekki-ikoyi bridge in Lagos has started collecting N1000 from motorists who pay in cash.
The Lagos State Government had earlier warned that from 20 January anyone who turns up with cash at the Lekki-Ikoyi Toll Plaza would attract a stiff penalty of N1, 000. The normal toll is N300 for saloon cars and N400 for SUVs.
The policy was fully implemented on Monday.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Dr Frederick Oladeinde, in a statement on Sunday said that full implementation of the policy had become necessary.
Government had in 2019 announced that it would go cashless on toll payments at the Lekki/Ikoyi toll plaza effective from Jan. 1 due to the excessive delays experienced along the corridor with cash payments.
Oladeinde also warned against all corrupt practices such as photocopying payment vouchers for multiple usage or presenting fake e-payment devices.