Uber Nigeria has hiked fares for its UberX offering starting October 6, 2020.
UberX is a popular choice for riders owing largely to its affordability.
The minimum fare has been hikes by N100 (US$ 0.30) up to N500, the base fare is up N20 (US$ 0.05) from 200 to 220. Uber has also raised cost per kilometer from 60 – 65 Naira.
The ride-hailing firm explained that it has raised fares in order to ensure its driver-partners were earning more, and create a more reliable service for the riders.
It said in a statement shared to riders via e-mail, “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.”