Some Uber and Bolt e-taxi drivers in Lagos have referred to as on the e-hailing corporations to undertake a good pricing technique the place passengers will probably be charged by the operators as failure to implement this can led to the withdrawal of their providers beginning on Monday.
The e-cab operators, underneath the aegis of Skilled E-hailing Drivers and Non-public Homeowners Affiliation (PEDPA), threatened to embark on the strike if their calls for weren’t met.
The drivers specific their concern over the rise in the price of dwelling as the present financial challenges within the nation has affected the worth of gasoline, autos spare elements, meals objects and different important commodities within the nation.
The e-cab operators thereby name on the skilled e-hailing drivers and personal house owners affiliation (PEDPA) to return to their assist.
Based on Idris Shonuga, the Nationwide President of PEDPA, at a information convention in Lagos, referred to as for instant upward overview of e-cab fares to mirror the present financial actuality within the nation.
“In a quest to work and harmoniously at resolving some points, the affiliation wrote a number of letters to the businesses which weren’t attended to, exhibiting nonchalant angle in the direction of our plight.
“Your corporations have failed, refused and uncared for to honour our request for a gathering to debate points helpful to all e-hailing drivers in Nigeria.
“And to trend a harmonious relationship that can profit, dignify and enhance the usual of dwelling of e-hailing drivers, personal automotive house owners and the final customary of e-hailing enterprise within the nation.
“As a substitute of fixing a brand new and affordable fare consistent with inflation, the businesses have recklessly continued to take care of the low fare, thereby, impoverishing hard-working younger Nigerians who’re diligently and lawfully attempting to make an honest dwelling,” Mr Shonuga mentioned.