Since the launch of e-hailing taxi platforms (EHTPs) such as Uber, Bolt, Oga Taxi, GoMyWay etc. in Nigeria, there has been no doubt that regulation would be implemented for various reasons including; eliminating monopoly, security concerns, consumer protection and (possibly the most important for the regulators), tax/revenue generation.
The Lagos State Government (LASG) recently issued the Guidelines for Online Hailing Business Operation of Taxi in Lagos State, 2020 (‘’the Guidelines’’) which are set to be enforced from August 27, 2020.
Similar to the ban on motorbikes (see our previous newsletter on this topic here), the LASG has cited safety concerns and the need for a clear-cut policy on the transportation sector as the basis for the introduction of the new Guidelines.
In this article we discuss provisions of the guidelines and how it would affect EHTPs, consumers, drivers, investors and other stakeholders within the mobility value chain.