By Abdullateef Aliyu
Lagos — Uber on Friday sealed pact with Germaine Auto Centre – a Nigerian based mostly auto service and upkeep firm – to present upkeep providers to its driver companions.
With the partnership, Uber driver-companions working in Lagos can have their automobiles maintained and serviced at a world-class auto facility at stipulated charges.
The relationship between each corporations, in accordance to Uber, seeks to additional reinforce Uber’s dedication to driver-companions and create methods for drivers to maximize their internet earnings and luxuriate in the advantages that include utilizing the Uber app.
Country Manager for Uber Nigeria, Maria Rotilu advised newsmen on the briefing that the general goal of the partnership is to scale back upkeep value for Uber drivers and encourage upkeep tradition.
She additionally disclosed that three years after its debut in Nigeria, Uber had created three,000 financial alternatives in Nigeria.
She stated, “Driver-partners throughout Nigeria are extraordinarily necessary to us, and we’re continually on the lookout for methods to assist them entry extra worth via our many partnerships and additional amplify the benefits that come to them from being priceless companions.
“Germaine Auto Centre is a market chief, and for as little as N3,000, they may present car upkeep providers to Uber driver-companions in Lagos.
“With the current transportation and weather challenges being experienced due to the rainy season, we are happy to enter into this relationship with Germaine who will provide driver-partners with an affordable, reliable option of car servicing and maintenance.”
Managing Director, Germaine Auto Centre, Gbenga Omolokun stated the partnership with Uber had positioned the corporate to broaden its scope, saying Uber driver-companions would have quick entry to six Master Technicians, over 40 basic technicians, reasonably priced elements and car options, and an added bonus of over 200 years working expertise mixed on all types of cars.
“At Germaine Auto Centre, our key focus is customer affordability and service efficiency. Dedicated resources have also been put in place to manage this process to ensure driver-partner satisfaction as well as quick turnaround”, he added.
The car upkeep package deal, which Uber driver-companions in Nigeria have entry to, has gone stay after a rigorous two-month profitable pilot.
Toba, an Uber driver-companion, expressed delight with the partnership, saying it was in fulfilment of their demand throughout a spotlight group dialogue with Uber.
“I was extremely happy when I heard about this new arrangement between Uber and Germaine Auto Centre – vehicle maintenance was one of the issues driver-partners had raised during the focus groups, and I’m glad that Uber listened to us and created a useful partnership like this.”