America’s Uber Technologies Inc., might be planning to launch its own boat service in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital.
Uber currently operates in Lagos and Abuja with direct competition with DiDi Chuxing-backed Bolt (formerly Taxify).
According to people with the knowledge of the matter, Uber could also launch its own boat service by 2020. The announcement is coming in less than a month after bike-hailing startup, Gokada announced it plans to launch its own boat service called GBoats in 2020.
However, Uber has not denied nor confirmed the report but it could do so should more speculation on the rumoured boat business lingers.
Lagos, the country’s finacial, business and entertainment hub have been a victim of its own success with crippling infrastructure and hellish traffic gridlock.