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Uber Includes Boat Service In Lagos

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Uber Technologies Inc. has launched a boat service in the commercial city of Lagos, Nigeria to draw those intending to shun its traffic-congested roads.

Uber boat service in Lagos
Uber boat service in Lagos

The development was announced on Friday, where Uber officials disclosed that the boat service would consist of four trips per day, conveying up to 35 individuals on a boat as part of its two-week pilot.

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The Governor of , was pleased about the news, stating that the boat service was an initiative that was meant to ease the constantly traffic-laden roads.

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the event with officials
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu at the event with officials

Inspection of the boat launch event

In a country whose population has been predicted to be more than double 400 million in 2050, Uber’s recent move is a welcome one as the traffic issue and predominantly bad roads have irked road users for years and for those who are willing and able, plying the waterways should be a welcome alternative.

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