Uber Drivers Protest Against 40 Percent Fare Reduction

Uber drivers in Lagos yesterday took to the street to protest against 40 percent fare reduction that the taxi service company introduced recently, a burden, which they claim is being passed on to the drivers.

“I spent N50,000 on fuel a week ago and UBER paid me just N80,000 when I should get double of that sum,” one of the drivers said. The challenge begun with a quiet stroll from the National Stadium in Surulere yesterday morning, down to the organization’s office in Lekki. The drivers asserted the firm, which propelled its cell phone innovation in Lagos as the fourth city in Africa to grasp the inventive plan in July 2014, was being out of line to the drivers’ welfare.

With notices calling for end to the ebb and flow promo, decrease in charge to 10 for every penny, appropriate check and sufficient safety efforts, one of the drivers, Olugbenga Steaven, stated: “Uber doesn’t give drivers any auto, it doesn’t purchase fuel or keep up any vehicle, yet it takes 25 for each penny of the driver’s acquiring.”

It would be reviewed that a UBER driver was supposedly choked to death in Lagos a month ago while his Kia Rio salon enlistment number KTU 594DM was purportedly stolen. Likewise, at the end of the week, policemen thwarted an endeavor to burglarize a UBER driver at Oshodi.

Samantha Allenberg, who handles correspondences for the taxi firm in Africa, said the dissent was brought about by an absence of correspondence. “The 50 for each penny off showcasing advancement was completely at the cost of UBER. Driver-accomplices did not need to pay for this advancement. Ought to any driver-accomplice have any inquiries or worries about this crusade, they are welcome to get in touch with us by means of our bolster channels.”