Monday, April 19

Everything To Know About Uber Nigeria – How to Join, Drivers’ Requirements, Uber Rates & Contact Info

Everything To Know About Uber Nigeria - How to Join, Drivers' Requirements, Uber Rates & Contact Info Business What's Hot  Uber transportation taxi

What is Uber?

Uber is an American  transportation company launched in 2009 but after operating in countries like China, Mexico,India,France and other countries,  its branch was now opened in Nigeria.

The innovation of Uber in Nigeria over the years has brought numerous benefits both to the driver and passenger such as comfort,safety  and reliability.

In major cities across the country, Uber stands as one of the most popular companies that offer ride-sharing services to the people. It has also created employment opportunities to thousand of people and individuals across the country with steady driving jobs.

Since the service offers payment to the drivers on its platform, becoming an Uber is a great idea. However, many  people are confused about the confused about the requirements they should fulfill before they can make money with their vehicles.

But luckily, this post will guide and explain everything about  Uber in Nigeria and its requirements. It also help answer the popular question”How can  I join Uber in Nigeria”.   So lets begin.

Which Cars Are Accepted by Uber Nigeria?

Recommended cars include:

  • KIA-Rio
  • Toyota-Corolla, Camry
  • Honda-Accord, Civic,Element
  • Hyundai- Elantra,Sonata,Tucson

The following  list consist of  possible condition of cars accepted by Uber Nigeria.

  1.  No full-sized vans or trucks
  2. Model year 2009 or newer
  3. No salvaged or rebuilt vehicles
  4. Working windows and air conditioning
  5. Seat at least four  passengers in addition
  6. No taxicabs,government cars,or other marked  vehicles
  7. Seat at least four passengers in addition to the driver

Uber Requirements For Drivers

  1. All drivers must have a valid driving license for Nigeria
  2. All drivers must be at least 21 years of age or above
  3. All drivers should own a valid vehicle insurance cover,vehicle road-worthiness certificate,LASDRI card (for Lagos drivers) and a vehicle inspection report
  4. All drivers must provide a profile photo which must be forward facing,and a centered photo including the driver’s full face and top of shoulders with no mask or sunglasses
  5. All drivers are required to complete a safety screening
  6. All drivers should watch a short Uber training video

Steps to join Uber Nigeria

  1. Setup a Driver’s Account

Visit their website at   to create a profile.   Click on the the Sign Up Now Button  and follow the instructions .Here you will be asked to input some details like Bank Account, Driver and Vehicle.

2. Upload Your Vehicle Documents

Here, you will need to upload your vehicle documents to your profile.

3.Book an On-boarding session

Here,Uber will inspect your vehicle  and test your thinking  skills as a prospective partner at selected venues. The applying drivers are expected to wear  or appear in formal attire (no jeans).

4.Wait for Uber  Background Checks

At this juncture, Uber takes your documents for proper investigation to see if you have any criminal record  or have committed any offense regarding to traffic.This investigative process takes place within 2 to 4 weeks.

5.Collect an Uber Cell Phone

After the Uber background checks, you will be issued  an Uber Cell Phone with Uber Driver app on it. With the help of this app, the Uber driver will be able to get passengers.

Uber Rates in Nigeria

The cost of a trip with Uber depends on the distance traveled as well as the time spent in the traffic. Which falls between #500 to #10000 naira.

Steps To obtain an Accurate Uber Rates in Nigeria

  1. Visit
  2. Enter your pickup location ,i.e your starting point e.g  Ikeja
  3. Enter your destination e.g Surulere

The Rates will  appear on its own under  the boxes where you added you pickup and destination details.

Note:If you passenger  decide to cancel the trip after you have accepted to pick them up, they will be required to  pay a cancellation fee of #1,000.Also if the passengers  decide to change their destination during the trip,the Rates will change.

How Much Can  You Make as a Driver with Uber Nigeria?

As a Driver with Uber Nigeria, you take 75% while Uber takes 25%. For instance, if you earn #10000 per day,Uber  deducts #2,500.  So a driver with Uber Nigeria should make within #40,000 to #100,000 a week.

But your income depends on the following

  • Occasional Bonuses offered by Uber
  • Time:Rush hours are  great time to have more passengers. You also make  more  money as a full-time driver than a part-time one.
  • Location:Areas with high population and good roads tend to have more riders .

Uber Customer Care

You can contact the Uber Nigeria customer care via their twitter handle @UberNigeria


By using the  Uber Driver app

  • Open your Uber driver app
  • Tap Help
  • Tap the blue phone icon
  • Tap call support

You can also contact them through any of their offices in Abuja or Lagos for more information .


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Office Hours:Monday-Thursday-4pm,Friday-3pm


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