Despite the seeming regulatory unpredictability in the city, Johnny Enagwolor, Co-Founder and Managing Director of bus-hailing service, PlentyWaka, believes that regulations will ultimately help the country scale, economically and socially, and that it is important to maintain conversations with unions and regulators.
Possibly reaping the apparent benefits of regulatory engagement, Ekocab Nigeria, in collaboration with the Lagos state government, has launched ekocab, a taxi-hailing service that will connect regular yellow taxi drivers and/or private car owners with commuters using the platform.
Founded in 2017, Ekocab signed a partnership with the Lagos State Taxi and Cab Operators Association in 2019 to onboard thousands of yellow commercial taxies on its platform.
According to Segun Cole, co-founder of Ekocab Nigeria, in addition to yellow taxi drivers, private car owners will also be onboarded and given proper training and proper documentation as required by the government
Just like other ride-hailing services, the Ekocab mobile app will connect a driver-partner and a rider who requests a ride, before the driver arrives to pick up the rider.
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