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Uber: Cash payment begins Monday in Lagos

Uber: Cash payment begins Monday in Lagos
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Promoter of taxi booking app, Uber, plan to launch its cash payment option Monday in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos.
Riders will have access to all the current Uber features and more when it comes to paying for their ride, the company says ahead of the introduction of the cash payment option.
Riders need to simply choose the cash payment option, take a ride and pay their driver directly in cash at the end of the trip, [blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Ebi Atawodi, General Manager, Uber Lagos”]“Paying with cash is really important for people in Nigeria, so this is an exciting experiment for us. We want everyone to enjoy the hassle-free convenience of ordering a safe, reliable ride at the touch of a button. This cash experiment in Lagos will give us some great insights and help us develop our technology to best meet the needs of the local consumers.”[/blockquote]
says in an email statement sent to Technology Times.

 

Uber: Cash payment begins Monday in Lagos
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“Paying with cash is really important for people in Nigeria, so this is an exciting experiment for us. We want everyone to enjoy the hassle-free convenience of ordering a safe, reliable ride at the touch of a button. This cash experiment in Lagos will give us some great insights and help us develop our technology to best meet the needs of the local consumers”, Uber’s Atawodi adds.
Uber says that Lagos was selected for a cash experiment it provides the taxi service the right environment to test a cash payment option “amongst a sizeable and sophisticated rider and driver community.”
”Uber has been working hard to create a seamless cash payment option that is truly Uber. Lagos is the third city in Africa, after Nairobi and Cairo, to experience it  following the beginning of a global test in Hyderabad, India on the 12 May 2015”, the company says of the phased rollout of the cash payment option.
”If you do not see the cash option right away, don’t worry. It will roll out gradually over the next few weeks. Not all of you will see cash right away as we are testing different groups and user preferences”, according to Atawodi.

 

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