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Between UBER Nigeria & Access Bank on Twitter….



It all started with a tweet from the wrong account, and ended up giving us something to entertain ourselves with.

Apparently, the manager of Access Bank‘s Twitter account used the UBER service in Lagos, and was infuriated by the amount that was charged for the trip.

Instead of expressing his anger through his own account, he tweeted with Access Bank’s account. Here’s what he said:

Quickly recognising the mistake, Access Bank turned what would have been a disaster, into a funny story… and UBER ‘rode’ along.


  1. nene

    December 21, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    is this sponored content?

  2. mz_danielz

    December 21, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    All I was thinking was why did Uber charge N9,000 for the short trip.

    They haven’t answered the question.

    • Bleed Blue

      December 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      Ah this season has been very interesting with UBER.

      Last time I ordered one, on a Sunday morning too, my estimate from Lekki Phase 1 to the airport came as N13,000 for UberX and N21,550 for UberSelect.

      I quickly called a family friend to take me. Filling his tank didn’t even cost up to half of that and I was in good and familiar company, so win-win for me.

      Seriously Uber, please we love you, don’t chase us away with this constant “surge” matter.

    • EE

      December 21, 2016 at 5:18 pm

      They charge extra for the swag of not jumping danfo.

  3. Nne

    December 21, 2016 at 4:55 pm

    Lol.. Whoever tweets for Uber is such clown. Like seriously who Santa epp?

  4. Udegbunam Chukwudi

    December 21, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    Can someone explain this surge thingy abeg? Make person no go enter one chance some day

    • Omolola

      December 21, 2016 at 5:52 pm

      Surge happens when there is a high demand for Uber, and the supply of drivers is low. It happens in form of a price increase, sometimes aas high as 3X the normal fare. The price increase helps increase drivers supply by attracting them to provide the Uber service during at period. It has helps control demand since some people will opt not to take Uber and wait till the surge is over. In summary, it helps control demand and supply through pricing.

    • Omolola

      December 21, 2016 at 5:53 pm

      *during that period….

    • Udegbunam Chukwudi

      December 21, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      Thanks a lot Omolola


      December 23, 2016 at 12:06 am

      Udegbunam all you need to know about Surge is that when you see it just close your Uber app, stroll to the road and flag down any taxi you see. There are cab drivers with a/c cabs whose numbers we had on speed dial before Uber. We dumped them because of Uber. Well now Uber is getting even more expensive than the those cabs, even when there’s no surge. So what’s the point?

  5. Purplegirl

    December 21, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    That’s why I try to leave the house earlier that 11 cause that’s when surge happens in my area

    • bj

      December 21, 2016 at 9:33 pm

      so we can know you take Uber? why is everything in naija about status? Even uber?

    • @bj

      December 21, 2016 at 9:45 pm

      Oh grow up!!! Everyone takes Uber except for you apparently. Its not a competition but clearly you’re not feeling among since you feel slighted by her comment. Seems like you’re the one with lack of status issues. Are you still using Keke Napep? Is that what’s upsetting you?

    • Mo

      December 21, 2016 at 10:11 pm

      You’re reading things into a harmless comment… as you said, Uber is not even a status symbol in the first place. And nothing about her simple comment showed that she was trying to show off her ‘status’. There was a discussion about surges and she merely contributed her own experience. No biggie. Grow up please.

    • Somborri

      December 21, 2016 at 11:22 pm

      But nobody knows who “bj” is! Transfer your agression into something useful like making puff puff.

    • Tru

      December 22, 2016 at 11:16 am

      Wow. Haters truly gon’ hate

  6. Purplegirl

    December 22, 2016 at 12:24 am

    I was pointing it out so that those that frequently use Uber can take time to to notice when the surge happens in their area. By the way if you have used Uber before you’d know it’s way cheaper than the normal taxis without the surge and traffic.
    Please don’t be that insecure person that allows what You perceive as expensive intimidate you.
    Thank you

    • Tru

      December 22, 2016 at 11:19 am

      I agree. Uber is amazing for off-peak and no-surge areas. But when I start seeing x 1.8 Omo, i just jump bike jejely #NoTime

  7. Ndidi

    December 24, 2016 at 9:30 am

    I wish I’d understood the surge thing well b4 using uber recently.
    Fare estimate to lekki from luth area- N3300-3700.
    Actual fee after ride- N4750.
    All because there was small traffic and the ac wasn’t even working well..
    I though that was annoying, turns out it was small tin against the man that was charged N9200. In the write up above (and to think the issue wasn’t even addressed and the thing come turn to joke, so tey Uber begun look for ‘compensation’ …..chai)
    I suspect it’s generally mainland to lekki trips dat gets crazy bills like this. Everywhere else seems ok.

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