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Thursday, September 23, 2021

How to Start Work as an Uber Driver in Nigeria (Simplified)


Uber was the first international e-Taxi company to register its presence in Nigeria and till today it is still the name that most Nigerians use to describe the entire business regardless of the app they use. For anybody looking to earn considerable income from e-Taxi business in Nigeria, signing up on Uber is a good way to go. 

In this post, I am going to help you simplify the process as an Uber Hero (representative) in Nigeria. 

There are a few things you need to know:

1. Uber registers fleet owners: these are people that have themselves qualified to drive on Uber and then added cars to form a fleet. They may then decide to exclusively manage their fleet or drive a car and oversee other cars in their fleet.

2. Uber registers partner-drivers: these are drivers with their own cars or they have acquired on hire purchase. 

3. Uber registers drivers: These are people with valid licenses that are at least 21 years and have passed the situational survey and successfully completed virtual instruction. They do not have cars and are yet to be added to a fleet at this stage.  This begs the question; why should you even bother to register on Uber if you do not have a car to drive yet?

Let me give you a few reasons:

i. It establishes you as a qualified driver that can be supported or empowered with a vehicle provided you have the integrity to go with your driving skill.

ii. It gives you the opportunity to work with a company called Moove. They offer cars on rental and hire purchase to qualified Uber drivers. 

Now, what do you need to get started if you want to be a registered driver (No.3)?

1. A valid driver's license.

2. Willingness to drive in cities where Uber currently operates which are: Lagos, Abuja, Benin, Ibadan, Calabar and Port Harcourt.

3. A recent smartphone with minimum of 2gb RAM, the higher the better.

4. Contact me via WhatsApp on 08085404500 to register you for free. These are the three things I will ask from you:




i. Your First Name:

ii. Your Surname:

iii. Your active phone number on your smartphone: 

I will put you through and educate you on what you need to complete the process. 

Once you are activated as a driver, you can talk to Moove or any other party that can give you a car to work with. 

Now, lets look at the requirements for those looking to get onboarded on Uber and already have their cars. 

These are the requirements to get your car Uber in Nigeria.

Car Specifications for Uber in Nigeria

  • Model year 2000 or newer
  • 4-door car
  • Good condition with no cosmetic damage
  • A working radio

Your paperwork

  • Vehicle inspection report
  • Vehicle insurance
  • Roadworthiness certificate
  • A valid Hackney permit

These are requirements in addition to what has been listed for drivers above. To be a fleet owner, you still need to register as a partner-driver first, so complete this process and add your first vehicle details before applying to run  a fleet. 

All of this can be confusing for a newbie but you can contact me on 08085404500 and we could get you working on Uber if you have your car and documents intact in 36 hours. 




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