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Uber Plans 50,000 Direct Economic Opportunit­ies in Nigeria

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Uber has said it plans to create 50,000 direct economic opportunit­ies in Nigeria by 2020, as well as bring additional socio-economic value to the country. A team of Uber officials stated this during a courtesy visit of Vice President Yemi Osinbanjo to the Uber Greenlighh­t Hub in Abuja, recently. The vice president was received by Lola Kassim; General Manager Uber, West Africa, O’Yoma Ukueku; Greenlight Operations Manager, Nigeria, Uber and other members of the Uber team in Abuja, according to a statement by Uber, during the week. The statement said the vice president also took a tour of the Uber Greenlight Hub in Abuja where he was shown a live demonstrat­ion of how prospectiv­e driver-partners are onboarded unto the Uber app. “Overall, it was a positive and enlighteni­ng visit and a great pointer to how Uber remains committed to engaging with various policy and regulatory arms of the government,” said officials of the company. Uber’s mission is to help people get a ride at the push of a button - everywhere and for everyone. We started in 2009 to solve a simple problem - how do you get a ride at the touch of a button? Eight years and over two billion trips later, we’ve started tackling an even greater challenge: reducing congestion and pollution in our cities by getting more people into fewer cars. The Uber network is now available in over 600 cities in over 75 countries spanning six continents.

 ??  ?? L-R: O’Yoma Ukueku; Greenlight Operations Manager Nigeria, Uber, His Excellency; Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and Lola Kassim; General Manager West Africa, Uber at the official visit of the Vice President...
L-R: O’Yoma Ukueku; Greenlight Operations Manager Nigeria, Uber, His Excellency; Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, and Lola Kassim; General Manager West Africa, Uber at the official visit of the Vice President...

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