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Good news for Mainlanders as Uber slashes transport fare by 40%; See new rates

There is good news for Mainlanders as transportation network company, Uber, announces a 40% reduction in fare rates on the Lagos Mainland.

The rates which kicked off yesterday, May 4, 2017, is perceived by users as a direct response to the latest price rate reduction by another brand, Taxify.

The management released a statement on the new rates saying: “We want to make sure that Uber is an affordable way to move around your city, so we’re dropping rates in Lagos by 40% from Thursday 4th May 2017. Therefore you can now request a high-quality ride for the same price as small chops!

Whether you’re running a quick errand, visiting friends or commuting to work, Uber has got you covered for less.”

The management further stated that “decreasing the fares should get more people requesting more rides with Uber, which leads to drivers spending more time with paying riders and standing a chance to earn the same or more.

We aren’t asking drivers to just take our word for it; we are providing temporary earning guarantees until it is clear that this will be the case. These earning guarantees help to ensure driver-partners, who put in the time, don’t lose out. So get riding with Uber and experience the same rides but now at a more affordable price.”

The new rates for Lagos Mainland are; Magodo to Gbagada                                formerly N1,100 is now                                        N600. Also, Yaba to Ilupeju that was formerly N1,300 is now N800.

In addition, Surulere to Ikeja now costs N1,200 from the former cost of N2,000.



Idris Aina
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