Lagos’ Ban On Bike-Hailing Startups Shows How Difficult Doing Business In Nigeria Could Be

The Lagos State Government recently banned motorcycles and tricycles (M&Ts) from operating in certain areas of the state out of ‘public safety,’ primarily as both means of transportation are highly linked to road accidents. Although the claim is partially true, road accidents linked to M&Ts has significantly reduced with the appearance transportation network companies (TNCs—commonly referred to as ride-hailing companies) like Gokada,, and ORide, in the last five years.

Not long ago, the Lagos General Hospital reported that there were over 10,000 road accidents linked to M&Ts between 2016 and 2019 in the state alone. Of course, these figures should be of concern to any government. However, many among the reported cases, and beyond, are also related to other vehicles like oil-carrying tanker-trucks and heavy-duty freight-trucks….

To read more, check full article on The Nigerian Tribune.