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Bolt, Uber Drivers Start Three-Day Strike, Request 200% Passages Increment


According to reports, ride-hailing drivers in Nigeria are going on a three-day nationwide strike under the direction of the Amalgamated Union of App-Based Transport Workers Of Nigeria (AUATWON). Before returning to work, they want fares to be increased by 200 percent.
Additionally, the strike, which began on Wednesday, was in opposition to the high commission rates set by Uber and Bolt, Nigeria’s two largest ride-hailing companies.

Review that following the expulsion of petroleum endowment by the Bola Ahmed Tinubu organization, the Nigerian Public Petrol Organization (NNPC) Restricted changed the cost of petroleum from N185 to over N500 across its retail outlets, prompting an outstanding flood in the costs of labor and products.

“Each local government in Lagos State and, by extension, all states in Nigeria will be protesting today at the same time,” Kolawole Aina, the National Vice President for Southwest Nigeria at AUATWON, was quoted in the publication.

“All e-hailing stages are closed down from today till Friday… The riders ought to view as another other option.”

“The strike has begun. With the current price of gasoline, Bolt still receives 25% commission on a N100 increase.

“Some buy as high as N600 per litre and as low as N550. The fair is nothing to write home about, especially with the traffic situation in Lagos.

“So the strike has started. But for those who have personal needs to meet, they can take ride requests offline,” a source told The Cable.

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