Now Uber has a Lagos problem
Uber drivers in Lagos yesterday took to the street to protest against 40% fare reduction that the taxi service company introduced recently, a burden, which they claim is being passed on to the drivers.
This is related to competition which Uber is trying to fight in Lagos. A competitor had lowered fair by 30%, so Uber was responding to that. The unfortunate thing is that the drivers are the ones suffering since the riders have options to go for the cheapest service provider.
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With placards calling for halt to the current promo, reduction in fee to 10%, proper verification and adequate security measures, the drivers are not happy. They just think they are being squeezed from all angles.