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Insecurity: FCTA licenses Nairaxi, Bolt ‘exclusively’ for public transportation in Abuja

Insecurity: FCTA licenses Nairaxi, Bolt ‘exclusively’ for public transportation in Abuja

In a move to address insecurity in the nation’s capital, the FCT Administration, through its Transportation Secretariat, has granted licenses to Nairaxi and Bolt to operate exclusively as ride-hailing apps in the territory under its Public Transport Management Scheme.

The approval designates Bolt and NAIRAXI as the exclusive licensed ride-hailing operators authorized to provide on-demand transport and logistics services using mobile applications in FCT.

This announcement was made yesterday in a statement published by FCTA Transportation Secretariat through its Public Transport Management Scheme under the Directorate of Road Traffic Services (DRTS-FCT).

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“The Administration will soon commence enforcement operations on non-compliant operators, and others are expected to initiate their licensing processes to avoid being banned from operating in the FCT”, the statement reads.

The Secretariat notes that the move aims to tackle insecurity challenges through verifiable data tracking and other significant benefits in the nation’s capital.

“The licensing of NAIRAXI and Bolt will improve and regulate e-ride-hailing operations while elevating service excellence in the FCT.

“The FCTA will initiate immediate enforcement operations to clamp down on unlicensed operators in Abuja. The Public Transport Management Scheme also warns of a potential ban on operators without the FCTA Public Transport Management License.

Bolt is one of the leading transportation mobility companies in the world. It operates in 500 cities, with more than 3 million drivers and over 150 million customers. Its mobile app is also convenient, user-friendly, and secure.

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NAIRAXI on the other hand is an indigenous mobility tech company with a focus on intelligent mass transportation systems and ride-hailing technologies. The firm won the innovator’s competition organized by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) held February 2023.