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Why Uber and Bolt Drivers Will Not To Work On Monday

Why Uber and Bolt Drivers Will Not To Work On Monday

Why Uber and Bolt Drivers Will Not To Work On Monday

  • Cab hailing drivers have asked their companies to increase fares or they’ll fail to work from Monday

  • Uber and Bolt drivers believe that hailing companies are charging less following recent inflation

  • This disclosure was made by the president of PEDPA, Mr. Idris Shonuga on Saturday

Commuters in Lagos who use ride-hailing services might have to look for other alternatives starting from Monday.

This is coming after many Uber and Bolt drivers in Lagos announced that they wouldn’t be working due to the low fares being received.

Uber and Bolt drivers strike

The drivers want Uber and Bolt to increase the services being charged, following the current inflationary trend.

Professional E-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association (PEDPA) believes that there has been a drastic increase in the price of many essential commodities and it has not been reflected in the charges of hailing cabs.

The news was passed by the President of PEDPA, Mr. Idris Shonuga while he was speaking at a news conference in Lagos on Saturday.

What Mr. Idris said can be seen below

…Instead of fixing a new and reasonable fare in line with inflation, the companies have recklessly continued to maintain the low fare, thereby, impoverishing hard-working young Nigerians who are diligently and lawfully trying to make a decent living.’’

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Along with the increase to transport fair, the cab operators also request for a better welfare package.

They also want compensation for the family of drivers who lose their lives or become disabled in the line of duty.

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