Uber has started an offer that, according to the company, will save users 50% on travel to and from specific Permanent Voter Card (PVC) collecting centers in Lagos, Abuja, and Port Harcourt when they book using the app.
According to a press release from the company, the deal will be available on weekdays between 8am and 5pm beginning on December 15 and lasting for five weeks.
The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) reported that, of the 84 million PVCs registered, more over 20 million were yet to be collected nationally at the time of the decision.
The Independent National Elections Commission declared that beginning on December 12th, PVC card collection would begin at INEC offices located in each of the 774 local government areas across the nation.
Uber users are anticipated to be encouraged by this offer to obtain their permanent voter cards in order to participate in the General Elections.
“At such a crucial moment for the nation, we are pleased to play a part in assisting riders in gaining access to easy, economical, and dependable journeys. Mobility shouldn’t, in our opinion, constitute an obstacle to individuals exercising their right to vote in the general elections, which is a crucial civic duty. According to Tope Akinwumi, country manager for Uber Nigeria, “We hope that as many riders as possible will take advantage of special pricing to get their PVCs.”
According to the statement, Uber is committed to making it easy for people to get around their cities. As a result, the company “never stops raising the bar on safety to guarantee that customers and drivers feel comfortable anytime they take a journey on the platform.”