The launch of Uber in Nigeria will help to decongest vehicular traffic in Lagos, the nation’s economic capital, the company that promotes the innovative taxi booking service has promised.
Technology company Uber connects riders with drivers through a smartphone app is driving a push for fewer cars on the road using technology while increasing efficiency.
With its local entry, Uber will also create employment for the teeming population of unemployed youth in Nigeria, especially in Lagos, Ebi Atawodi, General Manager of Uber Nigeria says.
Uber has grown in Lagos considerably since its launch with demand exceeding 100 per cent, he says.
“Uber brings job creation, financial opportunity, less congestion, safety, price transparency and innovation into Nigeria”, Ebi told newsmen at a press briefing held in Lagos to introduce the service.
She says the introduction of the service to the Nigerian market has created a positive impact on the job market as an avenue for potential drivers to partner with Uber, thus creating flexibility in their schedule and earnings.
[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Ebi Atawodi, General Manager of Uber Nigeria”]“Uber is a completely cashless service, which means an Uber rider’s fare is charged automatically and electronically to their credit or debit card, protecting both riders and drivers, and ensuring that all payments are traceable.” [/blockquote]