Africa: Nigeria’s Aviation Agency refutes report on Ban of Uber, Bolt others at Airport terminals

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The Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria FAAN has denied placing a ban on transport ride-hailing firms, such as Uber, Bolt, Taxify, Opay and others from operating at the nation’s airports.

Reports on social media indicate that the Authority has restricted the operation of these transport firms from picking air traveller at any of its airports or risk being fined.

A sign post seen at one of the airports, Murtala Muhammed International Airport with the logo of the agency warned that “Taxi calls-Bolt, Easy-ride, Taxify, Uber, Bolt and others are not allowed to pick passengers from the airport. Defaulters are liable to a fine of N10,000”.

But the airport Authority in its official twitter handle, stated that the message did not originate from the agency.

It said: “The message did not originate from FAAN. Uber and Taxify are free to drop passengers at our airports”.

Also, the General Manager, Corporate Affairs, FAAN, Mrs Henrietta Yakubu, in a statement said the authority has directed its security personnel to remove the sign post from the airport.

She said: “The attention of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria has been drawn to an online report making the rounds that the Authority has placed a ban on the usage of Uber, Bolt and others at the Lagos airport.’

“We will like to state with all emphasis that passengers and the general public are free to use whatever means or mode convenient to transport themselves to the Lagos airport and other airports in Nigeria.

“We will there fore like to use this medium to inform the general public that the said sign post did not emanate from FAAN and our security personnel have been instructed to remove the sign post and investigate the issue”

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