Festus Ogun, a Nigerian barrister, has voiced concern on social media after learning that the Uber driver he requested is also a lawyer.
During the ride, the driver appears to have informed him that he is a lawyer who has decided to work as a cab driver.
After the journey, Ogun searched for the driver on the Nigerian Bar Association portal and discovered that he is a Supreme Court of Nigeria counsel, according to him.
He claimed that the fact that a lawyer has resorted to driving a cab is indication that things in the country are not going well.
The lawyer wrote this on his page :
My Uber driver yesterday is a lawyer. After payment, I went to search his name on NBA portal. Lo and behold, he’s a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. It is not well.
I am not saying a lawyer doing Uber is bad. I’m simply saying learned counsel suspended law practice to focus on Uber. It is worrying.