How To Safely Get An #Uber From The Airport In #Abuja 2018

How To Safely Get An Uber From The Airport In Abuja

 

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Two weeks ago, I found out that Abuja taxi drivers that work the airport route hate Uber drivers (surprise, surprise) and have been known to bait them by ordering trips and then hijacking their vehicles. The other thing they do is observe travelers coming through the arrivals terminal and stalking the ones that appear to be summoning a car with their phone.

If you’re stubborn like me and want to get an Uber or Taxify ride out of the airport without incident (because the damn taxi touts are unruly, expensive and fundamentally unsafe), do the following:

1. Order the ride before you get out of the arrivals terminal and call the driver. Now you have their phone number and can communicate with them.

2. Memorise their license plate number…or get the first four characters at least.

3. Once you are out of the terminal, try not to look at your phone. People tracking their ride’s ETA with the app is the most important tell these taxi touts look out for.

4. When you spy your driver — they will typically elect to find you in person and lead you to their vehicle, which they’ve parked at a safe distance — greet them like a long-lost friend. For example, be like “Miracle, my man!”. Yes, Miracle was the last dude to drive me out of Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport. Even my companion was convinced that we knew each other.

I don’t know why this advice is still relevant in 2018, but it is. Also, I’m not sure what works in South Africa.

Stay safe, everyone.

Bankole Oluwafemi

Nomad and Yoruba boy, roaming around Africa with one backpack and one pair of shoes. In Lagos right now. Send snacks to bankole@techcabal.com

 

 

 


The search for Person of the year #LazyNigerianYouth or #HardworkingNigerianYouth continues in #Abuja

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The Youth in Nigeria today are facing very unique challenges due to an overall failure in governance.

Despite the challenges, some have excelled on a global scale in almost all areas.

Look at Fashion, Entertainment , Literature, Information Technology & Entrepreneurship for examples. 

Considering the Continous decay since Independence in 1960, we should have #diligentNigerianYouth or #HardworkingNigerianYouth or #IndustriousNigerianYouth trending instead of the recent jibe from our leader.

(People's suggestibility can be powerfully influenced by the environment in which they find themselves, and you can use environmental triggers - and 'triggers' can, of course, include your own words)

In searching for person of the year  #LazyNigerianYouth I'm tempted to believe  he/ she / they  may reside mostly in Abuja, if i was to pin a location Aso rock would get mine.

But the truth is #LazyNigerianYouth do exist, the ones without PVC.  So stop being lazy, find out how to get yours here

transform the narrative to #diligentNigerianYouth or #HardworkingNigerianYouth or #IndustriousNigerianYouth