Uber, an innovative technology platform, which offers efficient transport service in major cities across Africa, has launched its service in Abuja.
In a statement made available to City News, Ebi Atawodi, general manager, Uber, Lagos, said, “Abuja is the 400th city to join the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa. Following the success of Uber in many other cities, Uber is excited to launch its ride-sharing platform to the people of Abuja.
“Uber’s innovative platform connects drivers with riders in real time, at the touch of a button. Whether you’re going to work or going out with friends, Uber provides an affordable, safe and reliable way to get across the city.
“Abuja is a place where entrepreneurs are born; it is a growing city in the heart of Nigeria. This is a reason why Uber loves Abuja – its people, energy, innovation and beauty really speak for itself.”
The statement also said that the technology driven services offer a friendly and reliable complement to existing transport options.
“We can help improve urban mobility in Abuja, reduce traffic congestion and the environmental impact of vehicles at the same time,” Uber said.
“Uber helps people get a ride at the push of a button – there’s no waiting on the street or walking through unfamiliar neighbourhoods to find a bus. It’s the most convenient way to get a safe, reliable and affordable ride.
“No more street hails or waiting outside to find a ride. You can start the Uber app from anywhere and wait safely for your car to arrive. Trips are no longer anonymous. When a driver accepts your request, you see his or her first name, photo, and license plate number. You can also check whether others have had a good experience with him or her. In addition, the driver can see your first name and rating. You can contact the driver-and vice versa- through the app if there is any confusion around pick-up details,” the statement added.