The winners of the Travelstart competition were announced, which saw drivers and riders on the Uber platform awarded with sought-after prizes such as tickets to several local and international destinations.
In addition, the top 30 drivers who operate on the Uber app were celebrated, showcasing the company’s dedication to recognizing driver excellence and reinforcing its commitment to giving riders an excellent experience while using the app.
“Drivers consistently go above and beyond to ensure riders reach their destination on time, regardless of the occasion. We acknowledge their dedication and take pride in presenting awards to exceptional drivers on our platform,” explained Efunlola Hughes, Driver Lead, West Africa.
In addition to celebrating driver excellence, the event unveiled the winners of the Travelstart competition. This collaborative initiative offered exclusive discounts for users of the Uber app and travelstart.com.ng, extending appreciation to drivers and riders by offering local flights as a token of recognition for their vital role in the partnership.
The following drivers were thrilled to be named winners of the Travelstart competition: Saheed Sunmola, Benjamin Osarumese Omoyege, and Cute Sagay.
Further, the campaign included two international flights to London for the top two riders who took the most trips on the Uber app during the campaign period. Joy Nlemedim and Dami Ogun were named winners in this category.
Bukky Akomolafe, Country Manager for Travelstart Nigeria said, “ The ultimate reward is seeing drivers and riders winning flights, enjoying ride discounts, and feeling celebrated. The dedication of Nigerians is what fuels our partnership with Uber, and we will keep seeking ways to create cost savings and ease for our country’s travellers. Stay tuned, we will be announcing another engagement soon.”
Reflecting on the year, Tope Akinwumi, Country Manager, Uber Nigeria said, “We recognise that drivers have faced hurdles this year due to the economic challenges. Their resilience and dedication have been exceptional, and they have remained committed to providing reliable service, particularly during these challenging times.”
Throughout the year, Uber has remained steadfast in its commitment to providing drivers with sustainable earning opportunities and has significantly invested in key safety measures. Safety is a critical issue for Uber, leading the company to prioritize new ways to enhance safety for riders and drivers. The company has added several safety features to its platform, including trip anonymization, speed alerts, telephone emergency support, Audio Recording, real-time ID checks, rider verification, and an in-app emergency button.
“As we approach the end of this year, Uber remains committed to supporting the drivers who operate on the App, enhancing safety measures, and fostering an environment where excellence thrives. We look forward to continuing this journey together into the new year,” Akinwumi said.