Ride hailing app Taxify has launched its service simultaneously in Ibadan and Owerri as it embarks on an expansion course across major Nigerian cities.
This comes on the back of completing an investment round of $175 million earlier this year, and the company’s intention to use this investment to expand its services worldwide — particularly across Africa.
The Taxify app connects passengers and drivers at the touch of a button, in real time via their smartphone. With this move, Ibadan and Owerri have joined the growing list of Taxify cities — becoming the third and fourth cities to be launched in Nigeria, after Lagos and Abuja.
To celebrate its launch in both cities, the company says it will be offering a 20% discount on all rides for the month of October 2018, and passengers can enjoy a free first ride with the promo codes HELLOIBADAN and HIOWERRI when they use the card payment option on the Taxify app.
“Taxify is part of a broader evolution in transportation that is changing the way we move and shaping the future of commuting in cities across the world. We’re looking forward to introducing these cities to safe, reliable and affordable ride-hailing services on demand and creating an avenue for people who own or have access to cars to earn and be their own bosses thus growing the local economy”
How can drivers in Ibadan and Owerri join Taxify?
To sign-up on Taxify, drivers will need a vehicle, a valid Nigerian driver’s license, an Android or iOS smartphone with GPS and to undergo an onboarding/training programme.
For more information or to sign up to drive, visit Taxify Partners page.
Launched in 2013, Taxify connects millions of passengers and drivers around the world to make travel easier, quicker and more reliable. Taxify’s efficient and tech-enabled business model benefits both drivers who pay a smaller commission as well as passengers who end up paying less for their ride.
Taxify started operating in Nigeria in 2016. It’s one of the fastest growing ride-hailing platforms in Europe and Africa and has more than 15 million users in over 25 countries globally.
Nigerian startups raised $17.6m in Q1 2019, 8.5% higher than they did in Q1 2018. Find out more in the latest quarterly edition of the Nigerian Startup Funding Report here.