FAAN Denies Banning Uber, Bolt And Others From Nigerian Airport
The Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria has moved swiftly to deny reports that Cab Hailing Services like Uber, Bolt and all other Cab hailing services had been banned from operating in and around Nigerian Airports.
A concerned Nigerian twitter user @oneusualsupect had earlier today tweeted a picture of the signed stated boldly that all cab hailing services were no longer allowed to operate at Nigerian airports.
See tweet below
The signed board carried the FAAN logo and it was installed at a Nigerian airport, and for those who don’t know FAAN is the “Federal Agency Statutorily charged to manage all commercial Airports in Nigeria”.
The Message on the Board also warned that defaulters would be fined (N10,000.00k) Ten Thousand Naira.
Everything about the said sign-board looked real and believable until FAAN’s official twitter handle @FAAN_Official swiftly denied the “ban”. @FAAN_Official tweeted that “The message did not originate from FAAN. Uber and taxify are free to drop passengers at our airports.”
See tweet below:
While we commend FAAN for quickly nipping this in the bud, it is important the Agency get to the bottom of these dastardly act.
Who is responsible for the production and installation of the Sign-board? How where the perpetrators of this act so bold to use the logo of the agency without fear?.
FAAN has got a lot of damage control to do as the news as spread that they had banned the operations of all cab hailing services. Finally the Agency must as a matter of urgency prosecute the faceless people behind this shameful act with a view to bringing them to justice and to serve as a deterrent to others who might be thinking of committing such crimes.