The Lagos State Government would commence the issuance of the provisional taxi license allocation letter and badge to operators in the state with effect from Tuesday, 31st March, 2015 at Adeyemi Bero Auditorium, Alausa, Ikeja.
This was disclosed by the state Commissioner for Transport, Comrade Kayode Opeifa in a statement issued in Ikeja on Thursday, 26th March, 2015.
According to Opeifa, “The provisional allocation letter will be issued only to taxi cab operators who had earlier accredited with the state government through the Vehicle Inspection Service (VIS) offices and captured on the data base of the Lagos State Public Transport Management System”.
The commissioner stated that the issuance of the allocation letter is in line with the agreement reached by the taxi cab operators in the state with Governor Babatunde Raji Fashola, SAN during a stakeholder meeting held at the Blue Roof, LTV on Thursday 26th February, 2015.
“The provisional allocation letter will enable the taxi cab operators be fully integrated with the New Lagos Taxi System via the collection of the OK paper from the VIS following which a Permanent Taxi Cab License would be issued.
“It would further enable the State Government pursue the transformation in the public transport industry, enhance professionalism, ensures standard and safety of life of the people.
“With the commencement of the New Lagos Taxi System, only License holders will be able to operate taxi cab business in Lagos,” Opeifa said.