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Uber expansion eases congestion in Abuja

23 March 2016, 21:52Emeka Okonkwo

Abuja – Uber, the multinational online transportation network, has launched in Abuja with the belief it would address traffic congestion.

The Nigerian capital city is the 400th city to in Uber’s growing global network.

Officials said with the launch of Uber, Abuja joins the list of smart transportation hubs in Africa.

“We’re really excited to be launch Uber in Abuja. Uber gives the people of Abuja an affordable, easy and flexible choice to move around the city safely and reliably,” said Ebi Atawodi, local General Manager for Uber.

“For those who don’t know, Uber moves around millions of global citizens every day offering affordable and reliable rides at the touch of a button.

Also read: Uber driver charged with six murders in shooting rampage

By offering a friendly and reliable complement to existing transport options, we can help improve urban mobility in Abuja, reduce traffic congestion and the environmental impact of vehicles at the same time.”

Atawodi described Uber as part of a broader evolution in transportation and a new and exciting platform that was changing the way people travel and shaping the future of cities across the world.

“Abuja is a progressive, forward-thinking city that has a need for safe, reliable and efficient transportation and we are so excited to be launching here.”

Uber is headquartered in the United States.

Its innovative platform connects drivers with riders in real time, at the touch of a button. 

- CAJ News

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