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Uber Set For Benin City Launch by Nobody: 5:31am On Jul 08
Barring last-minute changes, global ride sharing giant, Uber, will launch operations in Benin City in July, further swelling the ranks of global ride sharing companies operating in the city.

This comes after weeks of engagements between government and Uber officials and finalising modalities for the smooth takeoff of the service in Benin city.

The Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) is already leading the charge with the recruitment of riders on the platform.

Senior Special Assistant to the State Governor on Skills Development and Jobs Creation and Head, EdoJobs, Mrs. Ukinebo Dare, said that the launch would take place at the Edo Innovation Hub, and Governor Godwin Obaseki is expected to grace the occasion.

According to her, “We are working with Uber to finalise modalities for the takeoff of the service in Benin City. We are excited because this helps in getting people meaningfully engaged. As you know, Uber gives car owners the opportunity to make some money with their cars. But we are keen on the job-creating feature of the service as well.”

She said the launch takes place on July 24, and would host a number of dignitaries within the state and beyond, noting, “We expect to have a full house. Early in the day, we will have a chat with journalists and afterwards, the governor takes the zero ride. That would mark the start of the service in Benin City.”

She added that the state government is collaborating with Uber to also recruit drivers through its expansive database, calling on people interested in the service to sign up to enjoy its immense benefits.

Recall that Taxify launched in the state late last year, and has recorded impressive rating from residents. Uber is expected to deploy its unique selling point to fight for its stake in the market as well.

https://thenationonlineng.net/uber-set-for-benin-city-launch-2/

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by Nobody: 5:33am On Jul 08
First taxify now it's uber? Onitsha and enugu are you saying your mate ehn?

I wonder why they are so interested in Benin even phc don't have any

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by helinues: 5:35am On Jul 08
Are they saying no Uber in Benin city since all this years?
Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by Jubilancy(f): 5:35am On Jul 08
Benin? THAT'S A WELCOMED DEVELPOMENT JARE

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by rentAcock(m): 5:35am On Jul 08
I think the Lagos state government needs to introduce a cap on ride sharing cars like uber, Taxify and co, there's just too many cars on the road and the congestion is causing long traffic and pollution. Even worse, half the time these uber drivers are just driving around looking for passengers to pick up.

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by daroz(m): 5:36am On Jul 08
Igbobyblood:
First taxify now it's uber? Onitsha and enugu are you saying your mate ehn?

I wonder why they are so interested in Benin even phc don't have any
Wetin be onitsha and Enugu for where Benin dey?

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by Nobody: 5:36am On Jul 08
helinues:
Are they saying no Uber in Benin state since al this years?
keep quiet, I know you are from northern Nigeria. Tell me anywhere in the north there's uber or even taxify? Don't mention abuja o

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by gboyetade: 5:38am On Jul 08
They should come to Akure

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by amiibaby(f): 5:38am On Jul 08
OK oo I can't wait for it to be introduced in my state...

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by koolbe(m): 5:38am On Jul 08
Igbobyblood:
First taxify now it's uber? Onitsha and enugu are you saying your mate ehn?

I wonder why they are so interested in Benin even phc don't have any

There's a taxi service in Enugu

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by Nobody: 5:39am On Jul 08
What about bayelsa?
Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by daroz(m): 5:39am On Jul 08
Donmedra:
keep quiet, I know you are from northern Nigeria. Tell me anywhere in the north there's uber or even taxify? Don't mention abuja o
Lol

Even the guy thinks Benin city is a state.

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by FarahAideed: 5:40am On Jul 08
What took them so long ?
Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by amiibaby(f): 5:40am On Jul 08
Donmedra:
keep quiet, I know you are from northern Nigeria. Tell me anywhere in the north there's uber or even taxify? Don't mention abuja o
isn't abuja part of the so called north.. Why shouldn't he mention it

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by helinues: 5:41am On Jul 08
Donmedra:
keep quiet, I know you are from northern Nigeria. Tell me anywhere in the north there's uber or even taxify? Don't mention abuja o

Early on Monday morning?

May God forgive you

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by Nobody: 5:43am On Jul 08
amiibaby:
isn't abuja part of the so called north.. Why shouldn't he mention it
abuja is the capital of Nigeria.

I think there's only 3 state that now have both uber and taxify which are abuja, Lagos and Edo state.

Abuja is the capital of Nigeria
Lagos is a former capital and still Nigeria commercial capital.

So what's so special about Edo state now? What is obaseki doing right?

It's not like we even have crude oil like the 4 big states(river, delta, akwa ibom and bayelsa)

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by jowhyte(m): 5:43am On Jul 08
helinues:
Are they saying no Uber in Benin city since all this years?

I hope you ain’t taking Uber to mean town service (cab service)?

Cos both Taxify (already available) and now Uber are still not available in top naija cities

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by Nobody: 5:43am On Jul 08
helinues:


Early on Monday morning?

May God forgive you
answer me Na. You think development is about pushing cows

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by Anambralstson: 5:45am On Jul 08
Igbobyblood:
First taxify now it's uber? Onitsha and enugu are you saying your mate ehn?

I wonder why they are so interested in Benin even phc don't have any
Why not ask why they are not in Osogbo, your state Capital, stop deceiving yourself with Igbobyblood moniker, just to push the thread against Igbo cities, most of you sees gaint Igbo men in your dreams grin

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by Nobody: 5:45am On Jul 08
daroz:

Wetin be onitsha and Enugu for where Benin dey?

Onitsha is the commercial capital of south east while enugu is the regional capital.

So why don't they have it?

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by helinues: 5:46am On Jul 08
Donmedra:
answer me Na. You think development is about pushing cows

Blessed Monday here. Dont add sand to my garri.

Carry your bitterness elsewhere

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by VillagePipu: 5:46am On Jul 08
Donmedra:
abuja is the capital of Nigeria.

I think there's only 3 state that now have both uber and taxify which are abuja, Lagos and Edo state.

Abuja is the capital of Nigeria
Lagos is a former capital and still Nigeria commercial capital.

So what's so special about Edo state now? What is obaseki doing right?

It's not like we even have crude oil like the 4 big states(river, delta, akwa ibom and bayelsa)

There's Taxify in Ibadan.

I think they look at areas with a high population of Internet-savvy youths and young adults. These demographics largely aren't mobile but have disposable income to pay for these rides.

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by BankyGee(m): 5:47am On Jul 08
Just passing grin

Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by simple250: 5:47am On Jul 08
Uber is welcome to benin city but you guys should be careful Benin boys nor they smile o
Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by MANNABBQGRILLS: 5:48am On Jul 08
CONGRATULATIONS BENIN PEOPLE.

NEXT LEVEL IS HERE for y'all!
Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by VillagePipu: 5:48am On Jul 08
Igbobyblood:

Onitsha is the commercial capital of south east while enugu is the regional capital.

So why don't they have it?

They would have ...In 3074

It is not about economic or regional capital. E hailing apps work with distance and time. How many people in Enugu can pay 2,500 every day for taxify trips? Where in Enugu can they go sef?

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by Anambralstson: 5:50am On Jul 08
Igbobyblood:


Onitsha is the commercial capital of south east while enugu is the regional capital.

So why don't they have it?
Osogbo nko? Among all the cities in Nigeria Enugu and Onitsha are your major problem, is Benin better than PH, Asaba uber doesn't operate

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by jowhyte(m): 5:50am On Jul 08
simple250:
Uber is welcome to benin city but you guys should be careful Benin boys nor they smile o

False alarmist, stop crying more than the bereaved. Uber is a word class cab service that won’t go and plant a business in city they have not done their feasibility studies. Risks, weakness, strength and all.

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by jude33084(m): 5:51am On Jul 08
Benin city like efiizy too much!

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by VillagePipu: 5:52am On Jul 08
Anambralstson:

Osogbo nko? Among all the cities in Nigeria Enugu and Onitsha are your major problem, is Benin better than PH, Asaba uber doesn't operate

There's taxify in Ibadan.
Why is there none in Anambra?

Benin is sure better than Anambra and Enugu combined.

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Re: Uber Set For Benin City Launch by jowhyte(m): 5:54am On Jul 08
VillagePipu:


There's taxify in Ibadan.
Why is there none in Anambra?

Benin is sure better than Anambra and Enugu combined.


Don’t think this is the reason. Take for instance Onitsha and Aba the next major largest markets after Lagos which implies more money and booming economy hub, But I still think people -
reception for stuff like this in these areas are still not high enough. In fact, it will be easier for a small city like Owerri or Enugu to have such services first before Onitsha and Aba because they are more receptive for stuff as Taxify and Uber than a very conservative Aba man.

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