Uber, the sharing economy and the future of transportation in Lagos

Ebi Atawodi, General Manager, Uber Lagos

CNN says Uber could be bigger in Lagos than it is in London. In its first 16 months, Uber provided 30% more rides in Lagos than it did during its first 16 months in London. Considering the fact that the population of Lagos is a little over 150% more than that of London, it’s likely to happen. The more people move up the economic ladder in Lagos, the bigger Uber’s potential market becomes.

Despite the fuel scarcity that burdened Lagos for a long period of time and Nigeria’s economic problems, Uber Lagos has been able to establish itself.

Ebi Atawodi, General Manager of Uber Nigeria, told CNN that “[Uber] is a global concept but it has to be localised by a team that understands the fabric of the city.”

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