- Plan to impose 10% service charge for trips on e-hailing platforms in Lagos has been reversed
- Instead, the government will now charge N20 on each trip
- Also, the state also announced 20 percent reduction in the operating and renewal license fees
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Respite has come for Lagosians who are users of e-hailing platforms like Uber and Bolt as the state government has on Friday, August 14, reversed the plan to impose 10 percent service charge on every trip made.
This was disclosed by the commissioner for transport, Dr Frederic Oladeinde after a meeting of Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, some executive council members and e-hailing operators at Lagos House, Marina.
According to him, the government had reached an agreement with operators to now charge N20 per trip instead of 10 percent of the charges for each trip.
He said the N20 per trip charge would take effect from Aug. 27.
He added that the charge would be known as Road Improvement Fund.
Going further, he said that other agreements reached include 20 percent reduction in the operating and renewal license fees.
The state also urged drivers to complete their documentation within the next 90 days.
Also speaking, the Commissioner for Information and strategy, Mr Gbenga Omotoso said there was no strain in the relationship between the state government and the operators.
Omotoso said that steps taken by the state government were aimed at providing a good environment for businesses to thrive, aside promoting safety and security of residents and commuters.
He said the regulation was not about imposing taxes but safety.
The president of Professional E-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association, Idris Shonuga implored e-hailing drivers to comply with the state government directives.
Shonuga lauded the state government for helping to resolve all the grey areas.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Kwadwo Safo Junior, the CEO of the Kantanka Group of Companies has released a video demonstrating how its new brand of Uber-like cars actually work.
In a footage sighted by Legit.ng on the personal Twitter handle of Kwadwo Safo Junior, the CEO took a video inside the small cars that reportedly make little to no noise when in motion.
Once the car got started by one of the mechanics at the company named Sowa in the video, it simply started moving smoothly with no further manipulations with the hand.
According to the renowned Ghanaian CEO, the cars are particularly useful for students and drivers who are badly affected by the price hikes in fuel and oils used in automobiles.
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