A lockdown across three Nigerian cities is hurting ride-hailing startups

Updated: Apr 17

By Techcabal


In Nigeria, ride-hailing companies Uber and Bolt took a hit after a lockdown in the states of Lagos, Abuja and Ogun that started on March 30.

Before the lockdown, Uber and Bolt announced increased safety procedures, asking passengers to use the back seat to ensure social distancing.

Uber has since suspended all its operations in Nigeria until the end of the lockdown.

At the time of this report, Bolt was still operational.

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