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Pictures As Uber Nigeria Launches Boat Operations In Lagos

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Pictures As Uber Nigeria Launches Boat Operations In Lagos

 

Globally known ride hailing company, Uber has launched the pilot phase of its water transporting service in Nigeria’s mega city, Lagos State.

The launch which took place at 5 Cowries Boat Terminal, Falomo Ikoyi had in attendance Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu.

Governor Sanwo-olu giving his speech after launching UberBoat in Lagos

Also at the venue was the Country Manager & General Manager of Uber West Africa; Lagos Commissioner for Transport, Dr Federick Oladeinde; General Manager of Lagos Ferry Services, Hon. Abdulbaq Ladi Balogun,  Managing Director of Lagos State Waterways Service, Damilola Emmanuel and also the Country Manager and General Manager of Uber West Africa, Tayo Oyegunle.

The newly launched pilot UberBoat on a test run.

BlackBox Nigeria gathered that the waterway service, UberBOAT, is operated in partnership with local boat operator Texas Connection Ferries and the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA).

This initiative is aimed at providing commuters with an easy and affordable way to get in and out of the city’s business districts,” Uber said in a statement.

It was learnt that the pilot phase will operate on weekdays from 0700 GMT to 1600 GMT on a fixed route between two locations in the city.

Passengers will be charged a flat fare of 500 Naira per trip, compared with about 300 Naira by minibus for a similar journey in the commercial hub of Lagos State.

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