Uber says it has extended its Partner Injury Protection cover for driver-partners to include a daily payment benefit.

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According to a statement released recently by the firm, since 2017, Uber driver-partners and riders in Nigeria have been protected on the road.
It said with the new update, driver-partners in Nigeria would now have more peace of mind when using Uber.
Uber General Manager for West Africa, Lola Kassim, said, “We believe this extended partnership with AXA Mansard Insurance will play a huge role in achieving our goal of reliable, affordable and safe transportation options for all driver-partners and riders across Nigeria.
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“This update forms part of Uber’s global commitment across the Middle East and Africa region and is a unique, first of its kind solution for driver-partners and riders using technology apps across Nigeria.”
It said the driver-partners were covered from the moment they accepted a trip while driving to pick up a rider, and until the end of the trip, and riders would be covered from the beginning of a trip to the end.
It is specifically stated that in the unfortunate event of an accident resulting in an injury during a trip, driver-partners and riders would have access to benefits such as medical treatment up to N600,000.
It said, “In the unfortunate event that a driver-partner or rider dies as a result of an accident On-Trip, their dependents or heirs will benefit from a lump sum payment of two million naira and hundred thousand naira to cover funeral expenses.
“In the unfortunate event that a user suffers permanent disability as a result of an accident On-Trip, they will benefit from a lump sum payment of up to two million naira (the amount depends on the severity of the disability).”