Uber Nigeria currently has 9,000 active driver-partners and no fewer than 267,000 monthly riders. The company’s Head of Communications in West Africa, Francesca Uriri, made the disclosure in an interview in Lagos on Wednesday.
Uriri said that the drivers and riders were based in Abuja and Lagos, where Uber currently focused. She claimed that the growing number of the riders was due to safety and services provided by the company.
“Uber works together with regulators to ensure the safety of its platform and that of those who use it,’’ Uriri said. The official also said that Uber maintained a high level of privacy.
“In Nigeria Uber is currently available in Lagos and Abuja and is focused on enabling driver-partners by providing business and economic opportunities. “The steadily growing number of Uber driver-partners in Nigeria is a testament to the appeal of the Uber business model.
According to Uriri, each city in Nigeria is unique and offers unique opportunities. “We have found Nigeria to be defined by agility, creativity and adaptability; we are committed to growth, and excited about the potential.
Uriri listed mapping and traffic congestion as some of Uber’s challenges in Nigeria but said that the company was working hard daily to overcome challenges to ensure seamless experience.
Uber is a technology platform and was founded in March 2009 in San Francisco, California, U.S.