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Uber And Bolt Drivers Threaten Strike On Monday

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The e-cab operators, under the aegis of Professional E-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association, threatened to embark on the strike if their needs have been now not met.

According to a record through The PUNCH, some indignant Uber and Bolt e-cab drivers in Lagos on Saturday requested the e-hailing agencies to straight away extend fares being charged by means of the operators, failing which they would go off the roads on Monday.

The e-cab operators, below the aegis of Professional E-hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association, threatened to embark on the strike if their needs have been now not met.

National President of PEDPA, Idris Shonuga, at a information convention in Lagos, referred to as for immediately upward assessment of e-cab fares to replicate the modern financial fact in the country.

According to Shonuga, over ninety five per cent of e-hailing transactions are consummated thru Uber and Bolt platforms.

He stated that the agencies had refused to assessment its pricing in spite of exceptional will increase in the fee of fuel, cars spare parts, meals objects and different necessary commodities in the country.

“In a quest to work and harmoniously at resolving some issues, the affiliation wrote a number of letters to the businesses which had been no longer attended to, displaying nonchalant mindset in the direction of our plight.

“Your organizations have failed, refused and left out to honour our request for a assembly to talk about problems recommended to all e-hailing drivers in Nigeria.

“And to trend a harmonious relationship that will benefit, dignify and enhance the wellknown of residing of e-hailing drivers, non-public automobile proprietors and the regularly occurring fashionable of e-hailing enterprise in the country.

“Instead of fixing a new and sensible fare in line with inflation, the groups have recklessly endured to hold the low fare, thereby, impoverishing difficult working younger Nigerians who are diligently and lawfully attempting to make a first rate living,” Shonuga said.

The e-cab operators additionally demanded enough welfare package deal for drivers and compensation to the households of these that misplaced their lives or are completely disabled in the line of duty,

The affiliation stated that greater than 15 drivers had misplaced their lives, whilst some had been completely disabled in accidents in the direction of the service.

More than 20 others have additionally misplaced their lives thru kidnapping or killed via ritualists barring any compensation from the operators, the affiliation said.

Shonuga stated that the affiliation used to be thinking about taking criminal motion to are searching for redress towards the e-hailing businesses if their needs have been now not met.

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