Uber gears up to ease stressful commutes in Nigeria

Chauffeur driven: Uber in Lagos. Credit: FT

Car-hailing app Uber has frequently attracted controversy — whether over workers’ rights, management practices and its attitude to regulation.

Not so, at least not yet, in Lagos, a city of more than 20m people where the lack of a public transport system is one reason that travelling around is often an unpleasant experience for residents.

Uber’s launch in Nigeria’s commercial centre in 2014 was a relief to many veteran Lagosians and new arrivals such as Tom Saater, a 31-year-old Nigerian photographer, who moved to the city from the sedate capital Abuja shortly after Uber’s launch.

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