Uber Nigeria has increased fares on its UberX with effect from Tuesday, October 6, 2020.
This was disclosed by the company, in an e-mail shared with the riders and seen by Nairametrics.
UberX, commonly referred to as the ‘low-cost option’ for riders, is the most popular private car service on offer at Uber.
The ride-hailing firm increased its minimum fare from N400 (Ghs 6.04) to N500 (GHS 7.55), Base from N200 (Ghs 3.02) to N220 (Ghs 3.32), per kilometer from N60 (91 pesewas) to N65 (98 pesewas).
The firm explained that the decision was taken to balance reliable earning opportunities for driver-partners, as well as a reliable and affordable service for the riders.
It stated, “While we have always tried to keep prices as low as possible, we need to be aware of the increased costs for driver-partners. This comes after implementing an in-depth earnings review to ensure that the Uber app continues to be a reliable economic opportunity for driver-partners, as well as an affordable option for riders. We believe that these fares remain competitive, and we’re committed to offering high-quality service to driver-partners in Lagos.”