A cursory look at the regulatory document itself revealed licensing fees of up to N25 million for e-hailing companies as well as annual renewal fees of up to N10 million. There is also a 10% service charge for every ride on the apps. Even though the Lagos government would later reduce the licensing fees by 20% which means a maximum of N20 million while also reducing the service charge (now called road improvement fund), the drivers are still not happy about it, thus the call for a boycott. The driver-partners under the aegis of the National Union of Professional App-based Workers (NUPABW) have made demands which they believe ought to be included in the regulation to make it more acceptable, especially to them.
First, the drivers have demanded the removal of the multiple requirements and fees levied on them. According to the union, drivers cannot be going for road-worthiness and app company inspection at the same time as the financial burden will be too much for them to bear.