A policy expert walks us through some burning questions


Last week, the city of Lagos was rocked by the announcement from the office of the commissioner for transport, that effective February  2020, all forms of commercial motorcycles (Okada) and tricycles (Keke) which included platforms like Max, ORide, and Gokada will be banned from major highways in the state.

Before this directive, reports that ride-hailing startups were obligated to pay ~₦181.8 million $503,000 annually, showed signs that all was not well between ride-hailing platforms, transport union members, and the state authorities.

In a piece by our legal and policy columnist, Enyioma Madubuike, the ramifications of this directive were explored, and in this piece, Kayode Adegbola, Founder, and Lead Advisor of Golborne Road Advisory — A firm that helps clients navigate the regulatory landscape in Nigeria — shares some thoughts with us.

Kayode Adegbola practised law in a few Nigerian law firms before going on to the public sector; after that, he joined the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF). Afterwards, he left the public sector and joined…



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