‘Uber’ was trending all over Twitter Nigeria today. Upon investigation, I found out why exactly and I must say I wasn’t very impressed.
An innocent user had jejeli tweeted her thoughts, declaring how she preferred the comfort of Uber Taxis to public transportation when the entire Twitter came for her head.
Honestly can't remember the last time I took public transport. Uber is comfortable. Not about being proud. Comfort is key.
— Miss Naledi (@AyoNaledi) May 2, 2017
While some called her daft for implying that Uber was anything but Public transportation…
— Kanayo O Kanayo (@iamDoli_Suave) May 2, 2017
@AyoNaledi Honestly, I also can't remember the last time I used public transport. BRT is comfortable. Not being proud tho. Comfort is key ?
— iamPhransys™ (@iamphransys) May 2, 2017
@AyoNaledi Do you go to work??? Like 9-5pm…..ms uber comfort
— Vanilla (@vels20) May 2, 2017
@AyoNaledi M seriously confused. Shey UBER is not public transport…abi does your father, boyfriend, or brother now drive UBER???
— efam|harris (@iefamharris) May 2, 2017
Some supported her, calling her opposers illiterates for getting mad over something they knew nothing about.
@AyoNaledi Wow. Is it that some of you really don't know Uber is not public transportation or you're jealous that she can be in an Uber?
— Snapchat: avariberry (@DamiElebe) May 2, 2017
@AyoNaledi The replies in this thread shows that Nigerians do not like to educate themselves. And it is sad.
— Nnenna (@NennyNina) May 3, 2017
@AyoNaledi Ubers/private cabs are "private" commercial transport which are an alternative to Public transportation. BRT, Danfo,Trains etc
— Abby Oyebade (@Abbydipity) May 2, 2017
— buksie (@buksie05) May 3, 2017
The rest came with proof, providing materials to support their argument(whether for or against), and at the same time, educate the blockheads.
— Sgt Jon Iyere Anenih (@Kpeshi) May 3, 2017
— Kanayo O Kanayo (@iamDoli_Suave) May 3, 2017
— EL (@naikeyzee) May 2, 2017
— Bagwell (@cjoraeki) May 2, 2017
— D?????-Ac?™ (@imNweze) May 3, 2017
In the end, there was no conclusion nor education, instead everyone kinda agreed to disagree.
While we’re awaiting the founder of Uber to come and tell us whether Uber is a public or private way of moving from place to place, let us vote here.
Is Uber a public or private means of transportation?