On Saturday, some Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos demanded that the e-hailing companies immediately raise the fares they charge, or they will leave the roads on Monday.
The Professional E-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association, which represents e-cab drivers, threatened to go on strike if their demands were not met.
At a news conference in Lagos, PEDPA’s National President, Idris Shonuga, called for an immediate increase in e-cab fares to represent the country’s current economic reality.
Over 95% of e-hailing transactions, according to Shonuga, are completed via the Uber and Bolt platforms.
Despite unprecedented increases in the price of fuel, vehicle spare parts, food, and other critical commodities in the country, he said the companies had refused to review their pricing.