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Uber, Germaine Auto seal pact on driver-partner challenges


Uber Nigeria has partnered Germaine Auto Centre, a Nigerian based auto service and maintenance company, to ease challenges faced by Uber driver-partners.The partnership would further Uber’s commitment to driver-partners, and create ways for drivers to maximise their net earnings and enjoy benefits using the Uber app, the taxi firm said.
According to the firms, the core highlights of the relationship are that for a stipulated sum, Uber driver-partners operating in Lagos, can have their cars maintained and serviced at a world-class auto facility.
Addressing newsmen in Lagos, Country Manager, Uber Nigeria, Maria Rotilu, said the partnership is aimed at encouraging maintenance culture, cost reduction and provision of convenient payment structure for driver-partners.

Rotilu said driver-partners across Nigeria were important to the company, adding that Uber would continue to help them access more value through such partnerships, and further amplify the advantages that come to them from being valuable partners.
“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. For as little as N3,000, the auto centre will provide vehicle maintenance services to Uber driver-partners in Lagos,” she added.
The Managing Director, Germaine Auto Centre, Gbenga Omolokun, disclosed that under the partnership, the Centre will provide driver-partners with immediate access to six master technicians, over 40 general technicians, affordable parts and vehicle solutions, and an added bonus of over 200 years working experience combined on all sorts of automobiles.
Omolokun added that dedicated resources have also been put in place to manage the process to ensure driver-partner satisfaction as well as quick turnaround.”He said the centre is creating specific team to work with Uber drivers, adding that when a partner signs up he/she comes for service and checks before operating under the partnership.
He disclosed that the vehicle maintenance package, which Uber driver-partners in Nigeria have access to, has gone live after a rigorous two-month, successful pilot.
He added that plans are underway to open a service centre on the Lagos Mainland, to ease the stress of driver-partners driving to the Island before accessing its services.

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