Lagos State Warned Residents To Be Wary Of Unlicensed E-hail Operators
The Lagos State Government has urged the citizenry to be wary of unlicensed e-hailing operators within the state as they pose security threats to the safety of lives and property.
Disclosing this, the Commissioner for Transportation, Dr. Frederic Oladeinde, stated that the State government has observed high levels of non-compliance by some unlicensed operators who flagrantly violate the guidelines developed to regulate their activities.
Expressing the State Government’s displeasure over the refusal of the App owners and partners (drivers) to comply with the law guiding their operation in the wake of criminal activities in the State, the Transport Commissioner further revealed the use of unauthorised operators by driver partners and the commuting public.
Maintaining that the State Government has held a series of meetings geared towards compliance with the regulations guiding e-hailing operations within the metropolis, Oladeinde urged residents to ensure that they patronised only the licenced operators as many of the unauthorised operators do not have traceable operational bases within the state in case of emergencies or safety concerns.
Highlighting the importance of the safety of lives and property in the metropolis, the Commissioner declared that only eight out of the several e-hailing operators are registered and recognised by the State Government.
He further mentioned that Lagos Ride, Uber, Bolt, Let Me Run, Global Taxi, Zoom Run, Treepz (Plenty Waka), and Shuttlers are the lawful e-hailing operators recognised and licenced to operate in Lagos by the Lagos State Government, while In-drivers, Rida, and others are not licensed, urging anyone transacting business with them to be wary.
While assuring the state government that it will soon Commence clampdown on the violating operators, the transport Commissioner enjoined the citizenry to collaborate by reporting any e-Hailing operators different from the ones listed above to the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation, Alausa, Ikeja or call 08034545123.
He insisted that the state government will not give up its efforts to make Lagos State safe for everyone.