Register for Uber Taxi Abuja, Lagos & Portharcourt | Uber Driver Car Requirements

Register for Uber Taxi Abuja, Lagos & Portharcourt | Uber Driver Car Requirements.

Few weeks ago, I had a mobile phone conversation with a friend from college who was passing through hard times, and needed an advice and motivation to help forge ahead with life positive. Few months ago, he lost his banking job because the company was retrenching staffs due to recession and lack of contracts.

Ever since then he has been struggling financially to fend for his wife and 3 young children who are now in public school. He is however educated with good grades, but was not been able to get a steady inflow of income because it has not been able to get a new job. While on the phone with him, he told me that he just wanted a legit venture which could just help him get back on his feet because thing was really getting out of hand for his family.

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I remembered he had a personal car he was driving while was still working for his previous company, and I asked after it. He told me that he has already sent the car to a car dealer in Lagos so as to raise cash to start a business. I told him not to sell it, instead he should use the car to make money as a Cab driver by registering it with Uber Nigeria, drive it by himself and still own his car. He thought about it for sometime and after some consideration, he accepted the option of driving an Uber taxi in Lagos but not without first asking me tons of questions about Uber. It is recommended that you Click Here to see What I told him about Uber that inspired him.

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What is Uber? How to sign up for Uber driver

According to information on the Uber official website and what I have seen physically, Uber is a technologically-driven taxi company which helps customers hail comfortable taxis from anywhere, using just a smartphone application. The Uber rider/passenger/customer downloads the Uber app on his/her phone and when a taxi is required, just pushes a button to request one. Using a special algorithm, the app then matches the customer to the nearest pre-verified taxi and provides a fare estimate. The app also automatically charges the customers registered card and the driver also gets paid directly into his bank account weekly, so no cash ever needs to be exchanged. After the ride, the customer receives a fare breakdown by e-mail. Isn't this wonderful? To Sign Up for Uber Driver, Click Here

How to Make Money through Uber Taxi / Cab

Uber services are simple and straight to the point because it provides just the software to connect drivers with riders, and so the company doesn’t own any vehicles. Wow, this is exactly where Uber partnership program comes into play. People make money on the Uber platform by driving their cars themselves and picking up Uber customers, or putting a fleet of cars on the Uber network and hiring drivers to drive them. The easiest and most affordable way to do it is to drive for yourself on Uber.

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Uber Taxi business is a great earning opportunity for owners, partners and driver because as a driver, you are self-employed (your own boss) and as such, you have complete control over what hours you work.  You can adjust your availability to suit you, and the company only sends you customers during your available hours. There is also no need to haggle prices with customers as fare prices are determined by the app, and are automatically calculated based on the distance and time. Uber takes a only twenty percent (20%) commission and credits your bank account at the end of each week or month with your earnings. One driver confirmed guaranteed bookings of a minimum of 7 jobs each day, but an actual outcome of about 14 jobs by the end of the day.

Assuming an average fare of ₦1,800 per ride, this translates to ₦151,200 per week (before commissions) for a driver working 6 days a week. While this is a “guesstimate”, a driver in Lagos I spoke with around Lekki area of Lagos reported earnings of about ₦604,800 weekly before commissions. He reported a monthly net income of between ₦303540 after paying  ₦120,960 (20%) for commission to Uber and ₦118,300 monthly for petrol and ₦62,000 monthly for insurance and maintenance expenses. Clearly, non-owner drivers should expect a lower net income after car rental/leasing costs. However, another driver in Wuse 2, Abuja reported that he earned about 6% more.

How do I register as an Uber partner in Lagos?

Uber Partnership is of 3 options which means that you can register on the Uber network as:

  1. A driver with no access to a vehicle
  2. A vehicle owner who wants to drive
  3. A vehicle owner planning to employ someone to drive


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If you are registering with a vehicle as b or c, you will need a scanned copy of the following documents:

According to uber's website, a car manufacture date of 2006 or newer car in very good condition, that want to signup for Uber driver will need to be brought in for an inspection.

  1. Your original drivers license (from FRSC for ID purposes)
  2. Your third-party vehicle insurance certificate (from approved insurance firm)
  3. Your vehicle inspection clearance papers (Book a test at Uber website)

You will then need to signup and complete your registration online as a partner using this link - http://www.ubernigeria.com/get-started, and then select what category you fall into and continue to the next step as directed by the Uber portal.

Next, you need to set up a profile. In your profile, you will need to set up payment details where Uber can send payment to you weekly. You can do this by going to https://vault.uber.com where you login using the same details you used to register.

Information you will need to have available:

  1. Your name as it appears on the account
  2. Your account number
  3. Swift code of your bank branch. (If you don’t know your swift code, just ask the next time you’re at the branch)
  4. Tax Identification Number
  5. Bank code
  6. If you are hiring drivers to drive for you, you will need to go to your Uber dashboard, click on “Add a Driver”

Registering as a driver only

According to information on the official uber website, these are the items you will need:

  1. Drivers Licence:  this can be obtained from the FRSC.
  2. Lagos, River state or FCT drivers institute ID card: this can be obtained from the Lagos State Drivers Institute.
  3. Background check: This is carried out after the driver has been accepted and has completed the training. It costs ₦20,000 but can be paid in 5 installments of ₦4,000 each. It is a check Uber carries out with the police, which demonstrates that you have no criminal convictions or charges against your name, and is for the safety of passengers.
  4. If the driver is not the vehicle owner, you will also need a contract agreement between the driver and the owner.


Registering your vehicle only

Here are the items you will need

  1. Vehicle Licence
  2. Certificate of road-worthiness [You can get this from the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC)]
  3. Tint permit if your windows are tinted.
  4. Proof of ownership
  5. Comprehensive Insurance: We compared insuring a 2009 Toyota Camry worth N2.9m across 10 Nigerian insurers and we got quotes ranging from N62,500 to N150,000 annually. You can find the full results of our research here.

Other Requirements includes CAC Registration and GPS.

  1. Certificate of Incorporation: You are self-employed and not an employee of Uber, so you will need to register a company for this purpose.
  2. GPS Enabled Phone or Device: You will need to be comfortable using a smart phone with GPS in addition to your local knowledge of Lagos. You can either bring your own smartphone (iPhone 4s or newer/Samsng S3 or newer) or Uber provides you with a Samsung Galaxy S5 mini for a ₦50,000 deposit (or 5 instalments of ₦10,000). Uber will also deduct ₦1500 per week for data on the Etisalat network.

The entire process takes about 2 weeks, and here are some additional resources to help in your enquiry:

  • To register with Uber: http://www.ubernigeria.com/get-started
  • To book a vehicle inspection, visit: http://www.meetme.so/uberlagos
  • To book a driver training, visit: http://www.meetme.so/lagosonboarding
  • To lease a vehicle in Lagos: http://fleetpartners.ng, http://www.c-ileasing.com, http://firstchoiceleasingltd.com, https://www.avis.com/car-rental/location/AFR/NG/Lagos
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