To All E-Hailing Lease Partners,
RE: URGENT NEED FOR DRIVER-PARTNERS TO SUSPEND OPERATIONS.
It remains our greatest pleasure to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all our esteemed lease partners in Lagos.
As the Union Body for the E-hailing Transportation business in Nigeria, the Professional E-Hailing Drivers and Private Owners Association (PEDPA), like to warmly commend you for deploying your car or fleets of cars to Driver-Partners for use across the platforms thus contributing to the economic development in Lagos state.
As part of our contractual obligations to protect the interest of both Driver-Partners and our esteemed Lease Partners, we deem it necessary at this time to bring to your notice some of our observations with respect to the ongoing #ENDSARS Protest across the country.
Based on our observations, reports coming in from the driver-Partners, and as you can see from the news, many major roads has been blocked by the protesters and these are places where we have most riders requesting for our services.
Furthermore, it is impossible to accept and finish 2 to 3 trips a day as many spend Six or more hours on a trip due to traffic, this development has led to many Drivers not being able to meet up with their weekly remittance!
In view of the above, we have ordered all the Driver-Partners to down tool and stay back at home until the situation is under control and businesses are back to normal.
We have taken this decision in order to protect your investment and also to ensure the safety of our drivers.
Conclusively, we regret any inconvenience this decision might cause you. We are sure and be assured that as soon as normalcy is restored, your Driver-Partner will resume his work with utmost diligence and do the needful!
Thanks for your anticipated cooperation.
Comrade Idris Shonuga Oluwaseun