Uber Launches UberBoat In Lagos

Uber has launched  UberBoat service in Lagos, Nigeria.

The pilot phase started on Friday in partnership with Texas Connection Ferries, a Lagos-based ferry transportation service, and the Lagos State Waterways Authority, according to a report by Bloomberg.

In June, Brooks Entwistle, the Chief Business Officer at Uber, said the company had begun discussions with the Lagos state government and other authorities to launch its boat taxis as a solution to the problem of traffic congestion in the city.

“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.

During the two-week-long pilot test, UberBOAT will be available from 8AM to 5PM during the weekdays and will cost ₦500 ($1.39) per trip.

Tayo Oyegunle, Uber Nigeria’s country manager also adds that the boat will be available four times during the day from the Ikorodu Ferry Terminal on the mainland and Five Cowries Terminal on the Island, according to TechCabal.

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