Benin City, the Edo State capital of Nigeria, has seen heaps of success in its ecosystem of recent investments - and now global ridesharing service Uber is joining in.
The rideshare platform has commenced recruitment on its platform in Benin, with the Edo State Skills Development Agency (EdoJobs) driving the process.
In a statement, Special Adviser to the Edo State Governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, said that the coming of Uber to Benin is another testimony to the governor’s drive to open the state up for more investments.
Recall that the management of Uber in Nigeria paid a recent visit to Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, some weeks ago, where modalities for the kick-off of the service in Benin City, was finalised.
Osagie said, “The service would soon commence operations in Benin City. We see this as another means for youths in the state to get engaged in a worthy business venture. This will open up space for more young people to get busy and leverage the opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the economy.
“EdoJobs is working with the Uber team in marketing and other logistics for the full rollout of their services in Benin City. We see this as another opportunity for the private sector to work towards achieving the governor’s promise of creating 200,000 jobs in the state.”
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