The partnership will give riders the option to pay using local debit cards, without any of the inconveniences brought on by the current foreign exchange situation in the country.
Indigenous payments platform, Paga, has announced a partnership with tech company, Uber, according to media reports.
According to TechCabal, the partnership will give riders the option to pay using local debit cards, without any of the inconveniences brought on by the current foreign exchange situation in the country.
“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,” said Tayo Oviosu, Founder/CEO Page, on the partnership, according to the TechCabal report.
Speaking on the partnership, Ebi Atatwodi, general manager, Uber Lagos said, “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.”
Riders can download the Paga app on their mobile devices to take advantage of the new payment option.
Uber Lagos recently launched a new cash payment option as its way of mitigating against the current foreign exchange situation in the country.