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Uber, Others To Pay N10m As Lagos Enforce New Regulations

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The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has released regulatory documents for taxi operators and ride-hailing companies like Uber, Bolt, and several others. These regulations are set to be enforced from August 20, 2020.

From August 20, 2020, service entities in the city with less than 1,000 drivers are expected to pay a ₦10 million ($27,341) licence fee, while those with more than 1,000 drivers are to pay ₦25 million ($54,682).

Subsequent renewals are pegged at ₦10 million ($27,341) for those with more than 1,000 drivers and ₦5 million ($13,670) for those with less.

Taxi and App Operators with 50 cabs or less are expected to pay a ₦5 million ($13,670) licence fee, while those with more than 50 cabs are to pay ₦10 million ($27,341). The former will pay an annual renewal of ₦1.5 million (~$3,870), while the latter will renew at ₦3 million ($7,700).

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