By Moses Akaigwe

The Lagos State Government has threatened to sanction Uber Technologies System Nigeria Limited for its.failure to comply with essential data sharing agreement.

The state government has also explained that it is being propelled by an unyielding commitment to the safety and security of its residents.

Expressing deep dismay at Uber’s continuous defiance of established regulations, particularly regarding critical Application Programme Interface (API) integration for enhanced safety and security, the Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr. Oluwaseun Osiyemi, frowned at this alarming violation despite ongoing efforts to maintain a secured and regulated transportation environment.

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Osiyemi underscored the non-negotiable nature of the API integration, emphasising its vital role in enabling real-time data sharing for government monitoring and accountability during active trips.

The API, the Commissioner stated, is essential for fostering a secure and regulated transportation ecosystem for the well-being of all Lagos State residents.

Highlighting the gravity of the situation, Osiyemi stressed that immediate corrective action is imperative to rectify Uber’s non-compliance with the Data Sharing Agreement and API integration of the state.

Urging Uber to urgently seek resolution within the established regulatory framework, the Transportation Commissioner further stated that non-compliance will result in stern sanctions in strict accordance with the State laws and regulations. He also advised Uber’s users to take caution as the sanction when in place will equally affect their operations.