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Uber, Bolt To Pay Road Maintenance Fee To Lagos State Government

Cab hailing companies in Lagos state will now pay road maintenance fee to the state government . This was one of the resolutions reached after a meeting between the Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and the executives of e-hailing services like Uber and Bolt on Friday, August 14, 2020.

Both parties agreed that :

“there must be comprehensive insurance cover which will cover drivers and passengers,” says Chief Press Secretary to the State Governor, Gboyega Akosile. Akosile explained that during the meeting, the state government and the cab hailing companies agreed to reduce operational license fee by 20 percent. “A flat rate fee of N20 to be known as a road improvement fund will be levied on each ride/trip.

“There will be a 90-day compliance with documentation for the drivers. There will be a one-stop shop for all the documentation (especially LASSRA Card- Lagos State Resident Registration Agency).

“E-hailing companies will work with various bodies in the business for a good relationship. There must be due diligence and background checks on all drivers. Riders have also been asked to desist from offline trips and transactions and must make necessary data available to the government.

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