Taxify begins operation in Ibadan, Owerri


A web-based app for ordering transportation, Taxify has launched operations simultaneously in Ibadan and Owerri, as part of its expansion drive to reach out to cities across the country.

Taxify allows passengers to easily and quickly request for a driver to pick them up almost instantly wherever they are to take them wherever they want to go.

The launch in Ibadan and Owerri is as a response to requests from passengers and drivers, becoming the third and fourth cities in Nigeria that Taxify operates in, in addition to Lagos and Abuja. 

Taxify’s Country Manager for Nigeria, Uche Okafor, in a statement said: “After our successful launches in Nigeria’s main centers, expanding to the cities of Ibadan and Owerri is a natural next step for Taxify.

We’re looking forward to introducing these cities to safe, reliable and affordable ride-hailing services on demand, and introducing flexible employment opportunities to thousands of drivers and vehicle owners in both cities.”

Before Taxify launched in Ibadan and Owerri, customers wanting to use a driver service had to stand on the road, call a taxi and negotiate pricing with them.  
Passengers would not be able to share their travel details with friends and loved ones or contact the driver in case of forgotten items in the vehicles.
To celebrate the launch in both cities, Taxify will be offering a 20 per cent discount on all fares this month and passengers can enjoy a free first ride with the promo codes HELLOIBADAN and HIOWERRI when they apply the promo codes using their debit cards. 

Taxify has already signed drivers up to the platform in both cities, who all receive 85 per cent of all fares paid by passengers – a significantly higher percentage than what drivers using other similar platforms receive.

What’s more, drivers using the platform are their own boss, as they can choose how many hours they drive, there are no monthly dues, and they can work in whichever areas they want to.

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