Banky W Blasts Lagos Gov’t Over Plans To Reopen The Lekki Toll Gate
According to the musician, the government has ignored the suffering of young Nigerians at the toll gate.
By Omotayo Olutekunbi
Bankole Wellington, also known as Banky W, a Nigerian music singer, has attacked the Lagos State government’s intentions to reopen the Lekki toll gate.
On Thursday, March 17, 2022, the singer stated this on his Twitter account.
“The intended resumption of collections at the Lekki toll gate is yet another example of a serious lack of empathy by the Lagos State Govt. Life in Nigeria has been extremely difficult. All things being considered, the timing of this decision is just unfair,” he tweeted.
According to the ‘Lagos Party’ singer, the state administration has ignored the anguish felt by young Nigerians during the killings at the popular toll gate.
“Lagos State is exhibiting a blatant disregard – not just for the pain felt by all the young people who were hurt by the events of #EndSARS, but also the pain and difficulty being experienced by the majority of Lagosians just trying to survive in these difficult times,” he added.
Banky’s tweets come on the heels of the projected toll gate opening.
According to Mr. Gbenga Omotoso, the state commissioner for information, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC) will open the toll gate for business on Friday, April 1, 2022.
Commuters, on the other hand, will enjoy free access to the toll gate for the next two weeks.
The Lekki toll gate was one of the locations for the #EndSars protests that took place around the country in 2020.
On October 20, 2020, several young Nigerians were slain at the toll gate when personnel from the Nigerian Army opened fire on them.
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