Uber boats, a flagship sevice by Uber Technologies Inc has launched a pilot test of the Uber boat Lagos hailing service on Friday at the Five Cowries Boat Terminal, Ikoyi Lagos.

Uber boat a waterway service operated in partnership with a local boat operator Texas Connection Ferries and the Lagos State Waterways Authority (LASWA).

in a statement issued by Uber “This initiative is aimed at providing commuters with an easy and affordable way to get in and out of the city’s business districts,”

The pilot phase will operate on weekdays from 8:00 AM to 5:00PM (Nigeria Time) on a fixed route between two locations in the city.

Passengers will be charged a flat fare of 500 naira per trip, compared with about 300 naira by minibus for a similar journey in the commercial hub of the West African country where most people live on less than $2 a day.

The service was launched by Lagos state Governor Babajide Sanwoolu

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