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Just a few days after it confirmed it is introducing cash payment feature in Nigeria, taxi hailing app Uber has entered into another partnership to introduce another payment feature. This time, Uber is working with Nigerian cashless payment startup Paga.
Paga made the announcement adding that the partnership will broaden Uber’s reach across Nigeria by making its services accessible to all commuters, irrespective of how they choose to pay. It added that the partnership will ensure that the Uber customer experience remains unaffected by local preferences and regulations.
“The partnership between Paga and Uber gives riders the option to pay with Paga using a local debit card, without worrying about foreign currency exchange rates, or with cash into a Paga account. By simply visiting www.mypaga.com/pay/uber on their mobile devices or downloading the Paga app, riders can still enjoy the convenience of cash free payments without the worry of additional charges,” Paga said.
In his remark, Tayo Oviosu, Founder and CEO of Paga said the partnership will make payment to become convenient for Uber riders.
“Our partnership with Uber is directly in line with our commitment to make payments convenient and easy for everyone. Uber riders can now enjoy the convenience of paying for their rides through their Paga accounts or a local debit card without worrying about the foreign exchange rate issues. We are also working on adding the functionality for riders to pay directly from their bank accounts for the ride. At Paga we are indifferent to the funding source of your transaction; we simply want to help you pay in the most convenient way. We are excited that Uber has partnered with Paga, and look forward to supporting the company’s rapid growth across Nigeria,” he said.
Also commenting, Ebi Atawodi, General Manager of Uber Lagos added that the company is excited with the partnership as it will improve customers’ experience.
“We are excited about our partnership with Paga to simplify and improve the payment experience for our riders and driver-partners. This partnership with Paga is built upon a shared vision that payments should be simple and convenient and both our companies are committed to working together to ensure a seamless experience for all customers. Partnering with Paga enables more Nigerians to access the Uber platform, many of which are not yet comfortable using their debit or credit cards. We look forward to providing more Nigerians with a safe, reliable ride at the touch of a button,” she said.
“As the Nigerian economy continues to expand and attract foreign investment, it is more apparent than ever that the ability of companies like Paga to offer innovative and accessible payments solutions, that address unique local challenges, remains a key factor in maintaining these vital relationships and building a stronger economy.”