AFTER BANNING UBER AND TAXIFY FROM AIRPORTS, FAAN TURNS NEW LEAF

Secret Reporters

Following the public outcry that trailed the recent tweet in which the Federal Airport Authorities In Nigeria (FAAN) through a directive banned all ride-sharing companies from picking up passengers from the airport, the Aviation watchdogs have like the speed of light rescinded its decision.

According to the tweet, a Public notice bearing the Authority’s official logo read “Taxi calls, Bolts, Easy rides, Taxify, Uber, ANU plc, etc. are not allowed to pick passengers from the airport…”.

The directive which had N10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira) fine attached to it sources claim was issued in a bid to protect the Airport taxi drivers who are allegedly suffering from low patronage ever since the arrival of Uber and Taxify (now Bolt).

The directive which had N10,000 (Ten Thousand Naira) fine attached to it sources claim was in a bid to protect the Airport taxi drivers who are allegedly suffering from low patronage ever since the arrival of Uber and Taxify (now Bolt).

Surprisingly, a few hours after the circular caused an uproar in the media space, FAAN succumbing to public backlash through their official twitter handle debunked the directive stating “The message did not originate from FAAN. Uber and Taxify are free to drop passengers at our airports”.

With this new development, Nigerians are curious about the real motive behind the previous directive displayed in the full glare of passengers, drivers, and airport security personnel.