Lagos Govt To Sanction Uber


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

The Lagos State Commissioner for Transportation, Mr Oluwaseun Osiyemi, explained in a statement 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. 


“This is essential for fostering a secured and regulated transportation ecosystem for the well-being of all Lagos State residents. 

“Immediate corrective action is imperative to rectify Uber’s non-compliance with the Data Sharing Agreement and API integration of the state,” he said. 

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.