Uber and Bolt drivers in the federal capital territory yesterday, protested over what they call unfavourable fare charges and conditions by operators of their transport lines.
The drivers called for review in charges for services, commissions, and proper profiling of users while insisting that Abuja remains the lowest when compared with other cities like Lagos, Port Harcourt and Enugu states.
Speaking to LEADERSHIP, the Abuja chapter chairman of Uber Drivers Association, Emeka Emerole said they were ready to embark on strike if operators of Uber and Bolts failed to address their demands within seven days.
According to him, “since Uber and Bolt came to Nigeria in 2016/2017, the price has been the same, N45 per kilometer, it has been like that four years after and you know the price of things have changed, tax has gone up, fuel has increased yet, it is still the same price.
“So we need them to rise upward. Other cities in the country, Lagos, Port Harcourt, Enugu, Benin their prices are very high, Abuja is the least in the country so we want them to review it upward.”
He also lamented the current customer profiling method by Uber and Bolt which is putting their members at risk. “We need riders to be proper profiled,” he added.