Motorbike taxi apps jostle for trade on crowded Lagos roads
27 October 2019 | 5:15 pm
Known for its nightmare traffic and badly maintained roads, getting to work in Nigerian capital Lagos is a daily ordeal that often lasts hours. Sensing an opportunity, a growing number of ride hailing services have stepped into the chaos -- bringing order to the "okada" motorbike taxis that have long whizzed perilously around Lagos.
The MMIA terminal, estimated to be worth over $100 million, is one of the five airports – Lagos, Abuja, Port Harcourt, Kano and Enugu – that benefited from the 2013 loan deal between Nigeria and China for the building of new terminals. Port Harcourt and Abuja terminals had been opened since 2018.
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