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Uber looking to launch Boat Taxi in Lagos



BERLIN, GERMANY – JUNE 1: A taxi stands parked next to a billboard advertisement for Uber, the U.S.-based ride-hailing, food delivery and bicycle-sharing company, on June 1, 2019 in Berlin, Germany. Uber recently launched an initial public offering on Wall Street. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

If you’re often stuck in Lagos traffic (there was a terrible, terrible one in Bonny Camp just this Tuesday evening), this might come as a sort of reprieve.

Speaking to Reuters, Uber’s Chief Business Officer Brooks Entwistle shared that besides looking to expand to more West African countries like Cote d’Ivoire and Senegal, the company is also considering a boat service for Lagos.

“We are looking at the waterways here, which are very interesting to us as it relates to a potential service,” he said. “We did launch Uber Boat in Mumbai and we have watched the product develop. It’s in its early stages and we think there is high relevance here.”

It’s unclear exactly how exactly the service would work, but we imagine it’d be a useful addition to the Lagos traffic system.

1 Comment

  1. Adeola

    June 29, 2019 at 12:05 am

    Yeah this will be so useful but safety precautions must be taken please!!!

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