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Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by nlfpmod: 8:24am On Jun 14, 2023
Uber has adjusted its base fares. The ride-hailing company says the adjustment was due to the fuel subsidy removal.

TechCabal can exclusively report that Uber has increased its base fares. In an official communication from Uber to its drivers seen by TechCabal, the company adjusted the minimum fare on Uber X from ₦850 to ₦1200. This price adjustment means customers will now pay N25 per minute.

Part of the statement to drivers read, “We are confident that these changes will have a positive impact on your earnings opportunity, and we will continue to work on initiatives which help in making Uber the app of choice for you while maintaining an affordable service for riders.”

Tope Akinwumi, Uber’s Country Manager for Nigeria told TechCabal in an email, “Following an in-depth review of the current fuel subsidy removal, Uber updated fares on the 3rd and 9th June on the app to reflect existing economic conditions. We believe these changes have helped better support drivers in increasing their earning opportunities. Furthermore, we lowered the service fee in February 2022 from 25% to 20% to help enable better-earning opportunities for drivers.” He added that the fare increases are designed to help drivers cover the recent increase in fuel costs, not the entire fuel cost.

An official of the Amalgamated Union of App-based Transport Workers of Nigeria (AUATWON) confirmed the fare increment. Comrade Idris Shonuga, a national trustee of the union, told TechCabal, “Yes. We are aware. But we are still consulting because the new prices do not reflect the drivers’ demands. So we are still consulting.”

A driver on Uber who spoke to TechCabal also confirmed the new fares. According to him, “The new fares are not 100% okay, but at least they have made some adjustments, so we would go out to work. The rest now is for us to regulate our cars and think about how to conserve fuel.”

This move by Uber is a significant concession because base fares are a bone of contention between drivers and ride-hailing companies. Last week, drivers asked that Uber and Bolt should increase base fares by 200%. The new ask was in response to the removal of fuel subsidies in Nigeria, which led to an increase in the price of fuel from around N169 to N490 per litre. The midweek protest by the AUATWON saw the drivers ask ride-hailing companies to also reduce their commission. The same week, Uber’s rival Bolt offered drivers a daily bonus of N6,000, amongst other incentives. But the drivers who spoke to TechCabal kicked against the bonus, which had several conditions.

https://techcabal.com/2023/06/13/uber-increases-base-fare-in-nigeria/

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by MorataFC: 8:25am On Jun 14, 2023
Still reasonable...
...but the part that customers will N25 per minute is a no-no for me.
How will this be calculated in a holdup?

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by Zimri(m): 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by EKONGKING: 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023
ok
Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by Okortor: 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023
Best way to go! We will have Sense by force in this corntree

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by Sunshine34(m): 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023
That is the reality on ground, but Uber should roll out Electric car or change to gas, 90 percent of Europe and Asian Taxi are using gas not Petro, This is the Time to get it right not continue managing. Look for cheaper cars to run your business

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by Owaincouncil: 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023
Yeye Uber.
Their driver knows how to take longer route.

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by nairalanda1(m): 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023
Sad, but if we had removed subsidies since 1993, we won't be here today

Note

GEJ supporters, I have supported fuel subsidy removal since 2011 December

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by Sososo(f): 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023
It is well
Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by chatinent: 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023
Change is fixed.

But that apart, what's the reason why most drivers want you to order offline?

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by SoftP(m): 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023
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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by LARRYOBRAIN(m): 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023
Na to trek remains, or I go buy bicycle.
Runs girl go hear am 😁
Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by Gbenga4ever1411: 8:26am On Jun 14, 2023
Las las na everybody go chop breakfast

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by slawomir: 8:27am On Jun 14, 2023
Damnnn niggar
I love this suffering

If not for tribalism when Jonathan removed subsidy that was the best time because things were cheap.
But hell no they ruined the plan because of tribalism
Now tinubu remove it despite the high cost of things nobody came out to protest
Nlc north and nlc south west says they won't participate in the protest

Lets see where tribalism will lead us to
Ya all know the funny thing price of fuel will never come down and dangote refinery will never refine anything not now not even two years coming

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by Wealthoptulent(m): 8:27am On Jun 14, 2023
nlfpmod:


https://techcabal.com/2023/06/13/uber-increases-base-fare-in-nigeria/

10M trek for cheesy

A constant or addict customers of Uber/Bolt keep wondering why God never buy them Car #Masere sha masere, erekere grin

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by RingRoadMafia: 8:27am On Jun 14, 2023
nairalanda1:
Sad, but if we had removed subsidies since 1993, we won't be here today

But when Jonathan removed it few years ago your people marched the streets and labelled him all sorts. Fuel was going to sell for 180/ltr had Jona been allowed to remove it when he wanted to. This same Thiefnubuu that is president today also marched in protest of its removal. Hypocrites.

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by NamelessOGBENI(m): 8:27am On Jun 14, 2023
I've never board one sha.

Interesting times ahead.
Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by Nahunger(m): 8:27am On Jun 14, 2023
Wahalur for big boys, hook-up girls and wanna be

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by RawSex(m): 8:28am On Jun 14, 2023
The common man has no business with this...

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by sorextee(m): 8:28am On Jun 14, 2023
This VAR will touch everybody. It doesn't discriminate.

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by obembet(f): 8:28am On Jun 14, 2023
Still beta than bolt

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by sukkot: 8:28am On Jun 14, 2023
shocked
Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by PussyKing(m): 8:29am On Jun 14, 2023
grin
Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by adioolayi(m): 8:29am On Jun 14, 2023
Atleast...better than the 200% insane increase the drivers are advocating for...

I don't understand how they expect Uber to yield to such advise, when their own profit is hinged on numbers of rides booked per day..

200% increase will definitely drive commuters away and less profit for Uber...


Uber is not compulsory for drivers...

If the profit margin is not enough...

Stop being their driver.

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by Enddy50ty(m): 8:29am On Jun 14, 2023
Just watch how the price of bicycle will skyrocket now because of all these.

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Re: Uber Increases Fare From ₦850 To ₦1200 by SpecialAdviser(m): 8:29am On Jun 14, 2023
melonsgroup:
My own problem is my Landlady just increased my rent yesterday.....
When am even thinking of how to clear my old debt...

Nairalanders abroad please come to my rescue..
Hope you are not an APC member? Because your cry will be sweet to the ear if you are. How can Buhari increase fuel price from 86.5 naira to 200 naira without removing subsidy? And you guys kicked against 140 naira. Now Tinubu removed and took the price to 540naira. No be die?

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