* Lagos boat service pilot test to last two weeks

* Uber partnering with local boat firm and Lagos state government

* Transport firms targeting new users in West Africa

By Alexis Akwagyiram and Nneka Chile

LAGOS, Oct 11 (Reuters) – Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc on Friday launched a pilot test of a boat service in Nigeria’s commercial capital Lagos to attract commuters seeking to avoid the megacity’s notoriously congested roads.

The United Nations predicts that Nigeria’s population will more than double to 400 million by 2050, which would make it the third most populous country in the world after…

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