How to apply to Become A Driver At Lagos Ride

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As the Nigerian economy and employment state worsen, many Nigerians are seeking other means to earn money and make a decent living. The so-called ‘white-collar jobs’ can’t suffice for the teeming mass of unemployed youths and graduates. Nigerians now seek other ‘seemingly lesser’ means to make money. One such means is to become a driver with Lagos Ride.

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Lagos Ride is a mobility solution particularly for Lagosians to enable them to share a ride with other passengers going in their direction. It is a comfortable and affordable means to save yourself the hassle of queuing and fighting for a cab as prevalent in Lagos. With Lagos Ride, you also get the privilege of becoming a driver. This way, you can even own a car and also earn some decent cash as well. In this article, Carmart Nigeria walks you through the steps and requirements of becoming a driver.

How To Become A Driver With Lagos Ride

There are three main steps in becoming a driver with Lagos Ride. These are:

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  • Register
  • Get Verified
  • Complete the required training.

Requirements To Become A Driver

What Lagos Ride requires from you to become a driver on their platform is easy and straightforward. The process has been broadly categorized into two stages which are:

  • Pre-qualification
  • Onboarding

PRE-QUALIFICATION

During this stage, you will be required to provide accurate information in the registration form on the sign-up page.  Here is the link to the form to signify interest in being a driver: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf3XXKO6qL5DTD_3-lkcit9dXm0MrpJTdQnxHJyDhTQoVw7oA/viewform. Note that you must have a valid driver’s license.

You will also be required to pay a non-refundable  fee  of  N17,000.00 will  be  paid  to  cover  the  following services:

  • Verification  of  LASDRI  ID  (where available,  if  not  we  will  help  you  procure one) 
  • Verification  of  LASRAA  ID  (where available,  if  not  we  will  help  you  procure one) 
  • Medical  history  check 
  • Security  check 
  • NIN  verification 
  • Driver’s  license  verification

ONBOARDING

If you scale through the onboarding stage, congratulations to you. Now, you will proceed to the next stage which is onboarding. The onboarding phase requires that you go through a series of intense training which you must successfully pass through before you can become a driver on Lagos Ride. Here are the processes involved in the Onboarding stage:

  • Structured  training  from  LASDRI 
  • Soft  skills  training 
  • First  Aid  training 
  • Lagos  Ride  driver  app  training

Kudos to you if you successfully complete this stage. Successful candidates will get a car and a mobile phone assigned to them. After this, you will be required to pay the sum of  N1,845,500.00. Now, this money is meant to cover some expenses which are to your benefit as a driver. They are:

  1. 20% equity of cost of vehicle
  2. Registration  and  Insurance 
  3. Advance  rent  payment  on  Dashcam  for  a  month 
  4. First  –  Aid  kit 
  5. LASG E-Taxi  license 
  6. Soft  skill  training

Important Facts You Need To Know As A Driver With Lagos Ride

  • The vehicle assigned to you after your successful onboarding remains the property of Ibile Holdings till you complete your debt service (more details on debt service below).
  • Title and ownership will only be completely transferred to you upon complete payment of all outstanding obligations.
  • Drivers are required to service debt using their daily fares for the first two years, after this, you can pay down your debt and get out of the obligation, no outright payment shall be honoured in the first 2 years of being in possession of this asset.
  • Lagos Ride will carry out maintenance and all insurance considerations on your behalf.
  • Drivers with Lagos Ride are required to comply with all maintenance service schedules or calls for maintenance. There is a penalty for non-compliance.
  • For your own good, it is required that you log in all maintenance requests or complaints about the vehicle in your possession in the maintenance module in your mobile app. 
  • Any cost or damage incurred from taking the vehicle to an unauthorized service centre or without prior notice shall be borne by you. 
  • Insurance  considerations  cover  the  following: 

Comprehensive  insurance

Protection against accident,  disability and/or loss of life.

Health insurance for you and your immediate family.

  • A pension scheme and a  defined contribution scheme are also in place.

DEBT SERVICE

As a driver with Lagos Ride, you stand a chance to own the car assigned to you. However, you need to complete payment for this car before you can claim full ownership. You can complete the cost of this car via debt servicing on Lagos Ride. 

The mandatory debt service costs N8,709 which accounts for:

Asset re-payment7079.42 NGN
Mobile-Phone repayment629.81 NGN
Mobile-Phone repayment1000.00 NGN
Total:8709.23 NGN

In addition, a service charge of 25% will be deducted from each fare trip comprising Tech co (17%), Re-fleeting (1.5%), Asset co (1.5%), Communications (1%), Maintenance & Insurance (4%). 

Important Things To Note About Payments And Deductions As A Driver With Lagos Ride

  • All deductions shall be made according to the table shown above. 
  • Your  account  will  show  your  cumulative net  earnings  at  the  end  of  each  day 
  • For now, disbursements  are made available to drivers twice a  week:  on  Mondays  and Thursdays 
  • Drivers are responsible for fuelling your car from your net earnings.

Contact Details Of LagosRide

If you need any support or queries, you can easily contact Lagos Ride via this address:

  • Address: House 62, Kajola, 64 Campbell St, Lagos state
  • Contact: 01-3438161
  • Email: [email protected] 
Who owns Lagos ride?

The idea of the Lagos State Taxi Scheme was first made public in March 2021, when the state government signed an agreement with a Chinese firm, Choice International Group (CIG) Motors Co. Limited for the assembling and roll-out of 1,000 Sport Utility Vehicles (SUVs) as taxis for Lagos residents.

What is Lagride?

LagosRide is a mobility solution that will allow users to book and share the cost of a ride with similar transit patterns. It will link users up based on their preferred pick-up and drop-off points, each not more than 1km apart respectively, and a pick-up time not more than 5mins apart.

How do I become a Lagos driver?

Structured training from LASDRI. Soft skills training. First Aid training. Lagos Ride driver app training.

How many cars are on Lagos roads?

With an estimated population of 21 million as of 2016, the roads play host to over 5 million cars and 200,000 commercial vehicles (when the national average stands at 11 vehicles per kilometre). In 2017, Lagos State records an average of 227 vehicles per kilometre of the road on a daily basis.

CONCLUSION

Becoming a driver with Lagos Ride does not only give you the means to earn cool money, but you can also own a car after a short while.


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16 Comments

  1. Osundeko Ebenezer oluwasesan Reply

    I want to be a Lagos rider please , my number 08052298108

  2. Oyeleye Ibrahim babatunde Reply

    I want to become Lagos ride this my hot line 08174878859

    • Falope olalekan Reply

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  3. Falope olalekan Reply

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  4. Majekodunmi Reply

    You people are wicked people, this is total slavery, haha and u can even say all dis and you want people to come through for you
    God will punish you

    • Majekodunmi, I actually thought I was the only one thinking like this. This doesn’t look good at all.

  5. Richard George Reply

    My name are Richard edet George pls I want to be a Lagos ride driver( here is my phone number 08135162096) thank u I love this

  6. How is it possible for a driver to pay such down payment, #1.8m
    If u want to give them out for business, make it a Zoro down payment and u are good to go.
    If i have such money, I will buy Nigerian used and register with ubet/bolt, simple

  7. Kolawole Sunday Reply

    Great Opportunity. Pls I want to be a part and benefits of the Ride. This is my contact 08144159964. Thanks.

  8. Omotosho Ebenezer Mayowa Reply

    Am fully ready to become lagride driver.
    This is my number 08138484623

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