Ahead of Nigeria’s General Elections in February 2023, Uber has announced that it will offer a promotion allowing riders to save 50% on rides booked with the app going to and from designated PVC (Permanent Voter Card) collection centres in Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt starting from 15 Dec for a period of five weeks.
The promotion will apply on weekdays between 8 am-5 pm.
The announcement comes at a time when the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has highlighted that over 20 million PVCs are yet to be collected nationwide, out of 84 million registered PVCs.
This campaign is expected to incentivize riders to collect their permanent voter cards, for them to take part in the General Elections.
“We are proud to play a role in helping riders access convenient, affordable and reliable trips at such an important time for the country. We believe that mobility shouldn’t be a barrier in allowing people to take part in such an important civic exercise as voting in the General Elections. We hope as many riders as possible will take advantage of promotional fares to collect their PVCs,” says Tope Akinwumi, Country Manager, Uber Nigeria.
The Independent National Elections Commission announced that the collection of PVC cards would start at INEC offices in each of the 774 local government areas countrywide from the 12th of December.
Uber is passionate about helping people move around their city with ease and as a result, never stops raising the bar on safety to ensure that riders and drivers feel safe whenever they take a trip on the platform.