National Coalition of Ride Sharing Partners (NARCORP), the umbrella body of E-Hailing Cab services in Nigeria has called the attention of the Federal Government to what it describes as illegal levies and extortion by Security Agencies.
NARCORP made this known to some selected journalists at a recent press briefing in Abuja. capacity said that the situation has become unbearable as its members may be forced to seek redress via other means if the situation persists.
Bodies under the aegis of NARCORP are: Online Hackney Practitioners Association of Nigeria (OHPAN), City Online Drivers Association (CODA), Transport Technology Drivers Association (TTDA), E-Hailing Transportation progressive Association (ETPA), National Union of E-Hailing Business Services (NUEBS) as well as Ladies On Wheels Association of Nigeria (LOWAN).
According to Mr Emeka Emerole, Deputy National Co-ordinator (DNC), Budget, Planning and Logistics of NARCORP, members of the Association are law abiding citizens of Nigeria who also contribute their individual and collective quota to the societal growth through taxes.
He expressed dissatisfaction with the way their members are being harrassed and killed while the Security Agencies look the other way. He also said members are constantly exploited and extorted by Security Agencies, especially the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO).