Ride-hail drivers in Lagos State, Nigeria launched a one-week strike on Monday to protest new regulations by the state government that were largely made without their input and could introduce a greater financial burden on their already precarious gig work.

Initially scheduled to take effect on March 1, but delayed to August 27, state regulators have described the regulations as a package of reforms introducing licensing fees based on company size and taxes on ride-hail operators, as well as new registration and permit requirements to increase safety.