Plentywaka, a tech-driven premium bus-hailing service in Nigeria, has marked its first year in operation with over 190,000 completed trips by more than 40,000 riders.
Its President and Co-Founder, Mr Johnny Enagwolor made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Lagos.
He said that since the launch of the company in September 2019, it had became a favoured choice for travelers with a strong focus on convenience, comfort, and safety.
“The anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the success of Plentywaka as well as look at how technology will continue to play a major role in the improvement of transportation in Nigeria.
“The e-hailing service, which was launched in Lagos before the recent expansion into Abuja in August 2020, has found success with the use of technology to solve the challenges of travel for the everyday commuters.
“Over the next 12 months, Plentywaka will continue to develop the app, most notably the cashless payment system to reduce contact in a post- COVID-19 era, as well as its GPS tech to help provide a more regulated service for travelers,” he said .
According to him, the forward-thinking transportation start-up also launched two products on its platform in direct response to the safety measures and restrictive movement in Nigeria due to COVID-19.
Enagwolor said that in May, the company introduced staff bus solutions, an exclusive service for corporate organisations to minimise employees’ risk of exposure to COVID-19 in post-lockdown period.
He said the introduction of the staff bus solution was followed by the launch of logistics by Plentywaka for its users in June.
He said that the logistics was a business-to-consumer delivery service that provided its customers with same-day delivery service and aggregation of vehicles for their partners.
“Since the launch a year ago, we have achieved remarkable milestones and have been able to adapt when faced with unprecedented challenges the 2020 pandemic brought.
“Since we resumed our operations after several weeks of suspension due the COVID-19 lockdown in Nigeria, we have been digging deep to expand and grow is something I am proud to say we are achieving.
“Today, it is great to be in a position to say that we are one year into our mission to transform transportation in Nigeria with technology and make reliable, clean, and safe travel accessible to everyone,” Enagwolor said.
He said the goal was to continue to improve the riders’ experience and increase productivity in Nigeria with efficient transportation.
Enagwolor said the company also planned to create more jobs and income opportunities through its Plentywaka vehicle partnership scheme.
Edited By: Folasade Adeniran/Ali Baba-Inuwa