Ugandan motorcycle-hailing company SafeBoda will commence operations in January 2020 in Nigeria, months after speculation trailed its initial proposed launch in May, a company official told TechCabal. Founded in 2015, SafeBoda’s proposed launch in Nigeria was first signalled by its hiring of former Andela Community Manager, Babajide Duroshola, as its Country Manager. SafeBoda will definitively […]
They’re everywhere, green and hard to miss. You’ve probably used one of their services or perhaps you haven’t. Not just yet. But you’ve heard of them and seen their billboards around town. OPay landed quietly in Nigeria in 2018 as a payments solution but has since gained name recognition with its ubiquitous bike-hailing service. What […]
The Lagos State government is planning to introduce a N25 million license for bike hailing startups. With one road transport union mandating bike hailing riders to pay levies, the government license will stop this and allow startups to operate freely within the state.
Lagos is the biggest market for bike hailing in Nigeria. With its over 20 million residents (reportedly), Lagos is the first market of choice for all bike hailing startups in Nigeria. Yet, Lagos is one Nigerian state that has imposed tight controls over motorcycle transportation.