Committed to solving payments for businesses and individuals, Paga has announced a partnership with technology company, Uber. The global company that has revolutionized the way people think about travel, which accepts payments for services via its app is looking to broaden its reach across Nigeria by making its services accessible to all commuters, irrespective of how they choose to pay.
Speaking on the partnership, Paga Founder and CEO Tayo Oviosu expatiated on Paga’s commitment…
“Our partnership with Uber is directly in line with our commitment to make payments convenient and easy for everyone. Uber riders can now enjoy the convenience of paying for their rides through their Paga accounts or a local debit card without worrying about the foreign exchange rate issues. We are also working on adding the functionality for riders to pay directly from their bank accounts for the ride. At Paga we are indifferent to the funding source of your transaction; we simply want to help you pay in the most convenient way. We are excited that Uber has partnered with Paga, and look forward to supporting the company’s rapid growth across Nigeria.”
Ebi Atawodi, General Manager of Uber Lagos went on to add “We are excited about our partnership with Paga to simplify and improve the payment experience for our riders and driver-partners. This partnership with Paga is built upon a shared vision that payments should be simple and convenient and both our companies are committed to working together to ensure a seamless experience for all customers. Partnering with Paga enables more Nigerians to access the Uber platform, many of which are not yet comfortable using their debit or credit cards. We look forward to providing more Nigerians with a safe, reliable ride at the touch of a button.
As the Nigerian economy continues to expand and attract foreign investment, it is more apparent than ever that the ability of companies like Paga to offer innovative and accessible payments solutions, that address unique local challenges, remains a key factor in maintaining these vital relationships and building a stronger economy.
HOW TO PAY WITH PAGA:
- Riders do not need to have a Paga account to pay with Paga. However, for a seamless cash experience, we recommended that you register for a Paga account.
- Select Cash for your trip and request an Uber (Read more about Cash here)
- Visit www.mypaga.com/pay/uber on your mobile phone or download the Paga app on your Android.
- At the end of the trip, enter Payment amount, driver number and any payment notes you wish to add.
- Select ‘Pay with Paga’ and pay your fare using cash in your Paga account or a debit card.
That’s how you #PagaUber