Nigerians have reacted over a notice allegedly emanating from the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) that seek to ban ride-hailing services such as Uber and Bolt from picking up passengers from airports across the country.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports a public notice printed on a sign post and mounted at an undisclosed airport has since gone viral with many Nigerians rejecting the directive on the sign post.
FAAN – Uber, Bolt etc not allowed to pick up riders from the Airport. Ease of doing business 100%. See signpost. pic.twitter.com/4AgyNOfzpi
— Chidi (@chidi_esq) December 10, 2019
Nigeria is ready for business indeed pic.twitter.com/jAU4hAS81D
— Igala Alan Shore (@I_Am_Ilemona) December 10, 2019
FAAN put up signs at the airport today saying Uber and Bolt are no longer allowed to pick up passengers in the premises. EASE OF DOING BUSINESS MY ASS.
— nọsike (@nnwigene) December 10, 2019
So FAAN Nigeria wants to start sanctioning Bolt and Uber drivers for airport pickups. This will solely be because most of their officers own the ridiculously expensive airport taxis that majority have stopped patronizing. Everybody is selfish
— M.O.A ✨ (@Aeeshamoh) December 10, 2019
When a country doesn't care about its citizens. They'll rather subject them to overinflated prices of airport taxis owned and managed by FAAN officials.🤨🤨 https://t.co/YoK5G5kzY0
— Einthoven's Apprentice (@Daran_MD) December 10, 2019
Airports Taxis are unnecessarily expensive because they feel if you can afford to fly in Nigeria, you can pay premium for mediocre services. They are obviously behind that silly FAAN billboard.
— Deji (@xDeji) December 10, 2019
Government institutions and backwardness !! First it was FRSC and Google maps, now its FAAN and Mobile ride hailing Apps . #Iranu
— Babatunde Ogunyebi (@Ogunyebit) December 10, 2019
this country is getting wayward.
explain this again @FAAN_Official
— sir.Etiosa.ofIyere 🇨🇦 PhD(affidavit) (@jtmanagers) December 10, 2019
This is so wrong. I dunno why the cab drivers' unions have gotten @FAAN_Official on their side to engage in this illegality. When should ride-hailing services be banned from the airports?
— Bright Eugene VII (@BryteDude) December 10, 2019
— 'Bayo Adesina (@boyo911) December 10, 2019
If I don’t have a personal car? If I don’t have anyone to pick me up? You still haven’t explained to me how it is their business who picks me up at the airport. I really need to understand that part
— Erumu Odiete (@erumsie) December 10, 2019
Nonsense! in other countries they have designated spots. FAAN can actually make money from this by going into an MoU with Uber to collect a percentage as fees. But no, one guy that benefits from the resistance by traditional taxis will kill that opportunity for personal gains. https://t.co/zM1zwA85x7
— Mustapha Ndajiwo ACTI (@MustaphaNdajiwo) December 10, 2019
How does FAAN plan to distinguish Uber cabs from friends and family picking up loved ones?
— Jamal (@JajaPhD) December 10, 2019
Let me expose their modus operandi.
FAAN taskforce officers download the app, request for a cab, when the driver shows up to pick passenger(s) up, they arrest the driver and impound the vehicle, to release after extorting the driver. https://t.co/sqgcd8oWxy
— Demola Of Lagos (@OmoGbajaBiamila) December 10, 2019
Meanwhile, the FAAN has denied it is banning any ride-hailing services from picking up passengers from airports across the country.
“The message did not originate from FAAN. Uber and taxify are free to drop passengers at our airports,” the airports authority stated.
FAAN, however, didn’t say whether or not the ride-hailing services are allowed to pick up passengers.
However, FAAN did confirm that the sign post has been removed from the airport.
“Thank you for feedback, the sign post has been removed, be assured the issue would be addressed,” FAAN confirmed.
Thank you for feedback, the sign post has been removed, be assured the issue would be addressed.
— FAAN (@FAAN_Official) December 10, 2019