Uber, an innovative technology platform for taxi services, has launched in the capital city of Nigeria, Abuja.
With the launch, Abuja becomes the 400th city to in Uber’s growing global network and joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa, the company says.
Uber’s innovative platform connects drivers with riders in real time, at the touch of a button.
According to the technology company, whether users are going to work or going out with friends, “the platform 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.”
Ebi Atawodi, General Manager for Uber Lagos says “we’re really excited to be launch Uber in Abuja. Uber gives the people of Abuja an affordable, easy and flexible choice to move around the city safely and reliably.
“For those who don’t know, Uber moves around millions of global citizens every day offering affordable and reliable rides at the touch of a button. By offering 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,” the Uber exec says.
Atawodi explains that “Uber is part of a broader evolution in transportation, it is a new and exciting platform that is changing the way we travel and shaping the future of cities across the world. Abuja is a progressive, forward-thinking city that has a need for safe, reliable and efficient transportation and we are so excited to be launching here”