Uber Hikes Transport Price With 3% Booking Fees For Nigerians

Uber Hikes Price With 3% Booking Fees For Nigerians

  • Ride-hailing service Uber has announced that it will begin charging riders in Nigeria 3% booking fees
  • The company claims that the fee will aid operation in the country
  • The service fee will be implemented from January 2022, according to a mail sent to users

Popular ride-hailing company Uber has announced that it is set to start charging Nigerian users an additional 3% booking fee on all trips.

The introduction of the new service fee was announced on December 30, 2021, in an email that was sent to users.

According to the mail, the fee will be implemented on January 1, 2022, and the company claims that it would help operational costs.


The content of the mail can be seen below:

“We would like to inform you that with effect from 1 January 2022 we will introduce a 3% booking fee on all trips to assist with operational costs. We remain committed to providing access to affordable and reliable mobility options at any time and for everyone.”

The booking fee will appear on the app before the ride begins and users will also see it on their receipt when it’s complete.

Uber is not the only top ride-hailing company to introduce additional “booking fees” and in recent time.

Read also: Apple Offers $180,000 to Employees to Stop Facebook Defection

Bolt introduced a 3% booking fee to aid operation and improve features on its app earlier this month.


Riders have taken to social media to lament the high cost of transportation with ride-hailing services in Nigeria.

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