Nigeria: Uber Personal Ride APP Launches in Abuja

The ride-hailing app Uber has launched in Abuja, the 400th city since it first started helping city residents hail personal commutes.

Abuja is the second Nigerian city where Uber will deploy its technology for linking drivers and commuters since launching in Lagos in 2014.

Ebi Atawodi, general manager for Uber Nigeria, said Uber’s reaching into Abuja came from growing interest from people trying out the technology.

“People were opening up the app and we were not even in Abuja yet,” Atawodi said at a launch press conference in Abuja.

Experts believe Abuja’s structured road network and transportation infrastructure, compared with Lagos, could help the Uber platform perform better.