Uber prioritises safety for both riders and driver-partners and while insurance has always been a critical part of Uber’s safety programme, Uber has amplified the offering with a new coverage designed specifically for Nigerians.
Partnering with AXA Mansard Insurance, leading non-bank financial services institution in Nigeria, Uber has announced an innovative insurance policy to cover riders whilst on the road.
With this partnership, AXA Mansard will provide insurance cover against death, permanent, total or partial disabilities, medical and funeral expenses to riders during any trip with Uber in Nigeria.
This insurance cover also protects Uber driver-partners and riders against damage to third party property that may occur while they carry out their Uber App initiated activities.
Ebi Atawodi, general manager for West Africa explains,” The safety and security of our users is among our highest priorities, and insurance is a critical part of our safety programme. While we have always purchased insurance to cover every ride, we view the addition of this insurance coverage tailored to our Nigerian operations as an important part of fulfilling our goal of reliable, affordable, and safe transportation options for all Nigerians on the platform.”
Commenting on the significance of this solution, Yetunde Ilori, CEO of AXA Mansard Insurance said, “We are constantly looking for ways to enhance the standard of living of Nigerians by providing protection to people, taking into consideration their lifestyle and practices. It is common knowledge that Uber has become part of our daily lives as it brings the convenience of commuting with ease. As a customer-centric and innovative organisation, this collaboration is in line with our commitment to provide solutions to people to ensure that they are protected as they go about their daily activities and businesses.”
Uber is committed to the safety of the riders and driver-partners in Nigeria and through the collaboration with AXA Mansard, Uber will now be able to provide an even more reliable journey during every trip on the platform.