Nigerians aren’t happy with the regulations on ride-hailing companies like Uber, Bolt, and others.
Recall that we reported that the Lagos State government has issued new guidelines on the operations of Uber, Bolt, taxicab services, and others.
Reacting to the new development, Twitter users are expressing dissatisfaction and anger.
See their tweets below:
Today is Int'l #YouthDay, a day for celebrating youths globally, encourage us & propose ways to improve our lives. Sadly in Nigeria, it's another day to discuss an unfavourable govt policy that suffocates an employment window for youths & MSMEs. This time Uber & Taxify. Thread
— Ayò Bánkólé (@AyoBankole) August 12, 2020
The message is quite clear. They want Uber, Taxify and other e-cab hailing services to leave. All the terms and conditions are just a smokescreen to cover their ulterior motives. They'll gradually roll out Eko Cabs to fill the market void after their competitors leave.
— A boy has no name (@Valinomycin001) August 12, 2020
Lagos want to regulate Uber but the Danfo wey don bend like Beckham’s Freekick still dey everywhere?
I once entered a Danfo, sat in front & it was like i sat on a Oven. My ass was grilled.
Govt can do better & regulate the entire Transportation System.
— POOJA… (@PoojaMedia) August 12, 2020
I think Uber, Bolt and all other drivers in this category of transportation need to from an association, that way they can be represented better and lay their gerivences with the Lagos Government has a body just like NUTRW.
Speaking with one voice.
— Afolabi (@AfolabiAdedoyin) August 12, 2020
Lagos State Government wants Uber and Bolt to buy 2017 Toyota Camry and Corolla to do hailing service.
There is a certain type of lunacy going on in Lagos that deserves a closer attention.
— Lucy’s Panty Liner (@VillageParrot) August 12, 2020
Lagos really wants to put Uber and Bolt out of business with this new policy.
Again,this present Nigeria in the hands of these criminals masked as government will kill you.
— BrightO (@Bright_Uchemadu) August 12, 2020
So uber/bolt cars should be maximum of 3 years old… But we have Danfos my age plying our roads unchecked with no end in sight. https://t.co/3YUTJDFr0P
— DJ Klem (@Deejay_Klem) August 12, 2020
Lagos State can just tell Uber and Taxify to leave Lagos with their Chest. All the Shalaye is not necessary.
Majority of Danfo Buses are in VERY DANGEROUS, LIFE THREATENING CONDITIONS but you want uber drivers to be driving brand new cars.
— The Roadside Investor (@CHISOMEZEH_) August 12, 2020
A government that wouldn't allow Bolt, Uber and likes use vehicles not less than 3years but our danfo and regular taxis are rickety and old >>>>>>>
— IGWE ❁ (@KamsiOfficial_) August 12, 2020
VIA @Qodarsafety: Lagos state will ask Uber and Bolt to get new cars or cars less than 3 years old and still allow Danfo buses that are over 20 years old on the roads. Make it make sense. C n P @FRSCNigeria @safety_lasg @nurtwnigeria @OfficeNurtw https://t.co/dHhpMN0RMC
— Traffic Updates + Useful Info (@trafficbutter) August 12, 2020
Now, @followlasg has just requested that all operators of e-hailing taxi services must give the Ministry access to their database asides other requirements and the revelation of the new license & renewal fees.
My conclusion remains the same.
Gov. Admins. think about themselves.
— Akinniyi (@akinniyidaniels) August 12, 2020
Lagos state will ask Uber and Bolt to get new cars or cars less than 3 years old and still allow Danfo buses that are over 35 years old on the roads.
Make it make sense.
— Aproko Doctor (@aproko_doctor) August 12, 2020
From August 20, Online car hailing business (Uber, Bolt) must pay Lagos state NGN 10 million for every 1,000 cars. Annual renewal fee is NGN 5 million.
10% of EVERY transaction paid by every passenger will be collected by Lagos State.
Uber&Bolt going the way of ORide.
— Tosin Olugbenga (@TosinOlugbenga) August 12, 2020
Henceforth, If you want to use a corolla for Uber in Lagos, it has to be Corolla 2018 or later.
Average price of a foreign used 2018 corolla: $13,000 – $18,000.
EKO SẸSẸ BẸRẸ NI O… By the time they finish with you people, you will regret singing.
— Man of Letters. (@Letter_to_Jack) August 12, 2020
So LASG wants Uber & Taxify to pay N10m for every 1k cars, remit 10% of their earnings to govt as service charge and use only cars that 3 years or less?
Yet most Lagosians are muted?
If they see a video of Diezani now, OUTRAGE.
— IKECHUKWU (@iykimo) August 12, 2020
Prior to the coming of Uber and Bolt into the taxi transport space, everyone who can remember knows how terrible Lagos taxis were and how unattractive the business was.
But the Lagos State Government wants us to go back to that. Progress🤡🤡🤡
— Dami's stan account🐇 (@TobennaIgweonu) August 12, 2020
Uber/Taxify has saved some of my friends who had minor setbacks with employment. They used their own cars to make some money and keep their dignity during the dry period. Now you want to take that away
— Wolf of Lagos 🇳🇬 (@SheunAdeola) August 12, 2020
Lmao if I buy a brand new Corolla at N15m for Uber, it will take me 7 years and 2 months to get my money back. Minus depreciation, maintenance, repairs and insurance.
Before I get my money back, the car would have become obsolete by the new Lagos State laws@jidesanwoolu 🤡
— Wolf of Lagos 🇳🇬 (@SheunAdeola) August 11, 2020
Everyone seem focus on #BBNaijia and the Lagos State Government is about to impose hardship on Lagosians by chasing all app hailing companies like Uber, Taxify, etc.
We all need to stand and speak up…Enough is Enough!!!@jidesanwoolu please ooooo.
— Abubakar Mona Usman (@iamusman4real) August 11, 2020
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