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Our Focus Is To Make Transportation Cheaper, Affordable For Customers, Drivers – OlakzRide CEO

At this time, when transportation has become difficult for Nigerians, a new transport company, OlakzRide has come to the rescue to make travelling easy for the people.

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of OlakzRide, Olasupo Kuye who made this known in an interview revealed that the organisation is currently starting in Lagos State and the Southwestern part of Nigeria, but that very soon, they are going to be extending across Nigeria and that while they extend across Nigeria, they will get to other countries in Africa.

“And our main focus is to make transportation cheaper and affordable for customers and drivers. It should take them from poverty land to class. That is the future of Ola’s ride.

“Ola’s Ride wants to bring a lot of people from the poverty line to class whereby you work, earn a good living, you can afford a good home and you can afford to send your children to school up to the apex level which is the university.

“I launched it six months ago and it’s been a good review so far because whenever I explain the plan behind the business to a lot of people they love to jump on it because they know it’s going to be a very good organization to be part of and work with.

“The uniqueness of Ola’s ride is that we are not going to be doing the percentage billing which a lot of drivers are finding difficult to work with.

“We are going to put it on a subscription and it’s going to be a very good subscription that drivers can easily benefit from. There’s going to be a post-paid weekly subscription and a prepaid monthly subscription with a bit of a discount.

“The postpaid weekly subscription is something all drivers can easily afford which means a driver is going to work all week and they pay after working for that week,” he said.

He stated that navigating the app is very easy and user-friendly, that people just have to download it from either the Google Play store or iOS store, and Apple, and that it has both the driver and passenger registration on one app, and that “you just have to switch whichever you want to go on if you want to be a driver you can just easily switch to the driver.

“After you register as a driver you make sure you complete all your permits and then you start taking riders. As a rider, just register, put your phone number and you can book a ride, a driver is ready to pick you up,” he said.

The inspiration for an e-hailing business, he said, came from his educational background because right from when he was back home in Nigeria, he studied transportation management at the Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo state where he did his internship with ABC transport, which he said is the leading transport company in Nigeria.

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