FAAN Bans Taxify, Uber And Others From Lagos Airport, Places ₦10,000 Fine

FAAN Bans Taxify, Uber And Others From Lagos Airport, Places ₦10,000 Fine
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) has banned Taxify, Bolt and Uber from the Lagos airport starting from today.
The information issued in a directive via a billboard in the airport area. The directive stated that Uber, Taxify and other ride-sharing companies are not allowed to pick up passengers from the airport from today.

The idea behind the new directive by FAAN is to protect the local taxi jobs and drivers who are suffering from low patronage ever since the arrival of Uber and Taxify to the scene.

This is not the first time the Nigerian government is fighting against these transport ride-sharing firms. Recall that the Lagos State Government earlier imposed a new regulation, including licensing fees, requiring all bike-hailing startups to pay a monthly fee for operating in the state.

Under the proposed regulation which was made as part of local transportation infrastructure, each startup may be paying an annual licensing fee of $70,000 per 1,000 bikes and then $83 per bike after the first set of 1,000. 

What do you think about this new regulation? 

Meanwhile, see how the prices of rice have increased by 29.41% in two months following the border closure.
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