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LASG to sanction Uber over failure to comply with data sharing agreement 

The Lagos State Government has announced its intention to sanction Uber Technologies System Nigeria Ltd. due to non-compliance with an important data-sharing agreement. 

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Oluwaseun Osiyemi, confirmed this in a statement on Friday in Lagos. 

Osiyemi explained that the action against Uber was motivated by a resolute commitment to the safety and well-being of the local populace. 

Osiyemi expressed strong disappointment with Uber’s persistent non-compliance with essential regulations, especially in terms of crucial Application Programme Interface (API) integration, aimed at improving safety and security.  

He highlighted that such defiance was concerning, given the continuous attempts to keep the transportation sector safe and regulated.  

Furthermore, Osiyemi stressed the indispensable necessity of API integration, underlining its crucial function in facilitating immediate data sharing, allowing government oversight, and ensuring accountability throughout active journeys. 

He urged Uber to urgently seek resolution within the established regulatory framework. 

He also advised Uber users to take caution as the sanction when in place would equally affect their operations. 

In Lagos, the state government’s regulations on ride-hailing services have led to new compliance measures for companies like Uber and Bolt.