Some years ago, a lot of Nigerians relied on commercial transport such as; Lagos molue, danfo buses, and some taxis to get around town. This means of transportation involves you getting to the nearest bus stop before you could hail a bus or a taxi. It was quite stressful for a lot of people. Imagine you going for an Owanbe, beautifully dressed but, still have to struggle to get a vehicle to the event you have been invited to, your make-up will be looking so rough with sweat coming from your armpits and could make you look unpresentable.
Luckily, with the advent of ride-hailing services, things have really changed. There’s now less stress and a revolutionized system of how city dwellers get around town in Nigeria. At the moment, there are some car-hailing apps that have really proved their trustworthiness in the market and are recommended for anyone who wishes to travel in style.
These days, one does not have to get to the nearest bus stop before one can hail a taxi or take a bus. All you need do is exploit technology from the very comfort of your home or office or wherever you might be.
The most amazing feature of some of these car-hailing services is that you can even order one for a friend. Say for some reason you are unable to pick up a friend or family member from the airport, no worries, just hail a ride for them.
In this article, I will share with you 5 best ride-hailing services in Nigeria:
This is one of the top ride-hailing apps in the country since it kicked off in Lagos in 2016. It is an Eastern European ride-hailing app that was initially named Taxify with its presence in 15 countries and 20 cities.
It is Uber’s main African competitor and has a reputation for punctuality, being user-friendly, and affordability. The App includes GPS tracking and client support over many platforms. It is widely used in most cities in Nigeria.
It has its headquarters in San Francisco, United States, and started operations in Nigeria in the year 2014.
At the moment, it is operating in about 65 countries and 600 cities in the world. It is also the first ride-hailing service of its kind in Nigeria. This made it attract many users who are still its customers to date.
Despite other competitors in Nigeria, Uber has stood its ground and continues to provide good services for its users.
3. Oga Taxi
This is one of the first indigenous ride-hailing services in Nigeria, contending against international players like Uber and Bolt.
The app offers unique customer-centric features to ensure a comfortable riding experience.
There are two options on the Oga Taxi app which are (solo) Classic and Pooled ride. The classic option allows passengers to choose who they want to have a trip with – a matching feature allows you to see the profile of drivers who are headed towards the same destination as you are.
It has its headquarters in Abuja but operates in the cities of Lagos, Port Harcourt, and Abuja.
It is one of the most convenient ways to get about Nigeria’s major cities.
With your smartphone, you can open the app and summon a driver to book a ride. It doesn’t include any hidden charges and most of the drivers have background checks, making it safer to use.
Rida connects you with local drivers and allows you to get a trip whenever and wherever you choose.
Also, it allows users to track all riders on their route and discover unoccupied taxis in real-time.
The Rida App was created by former employees of Uber in Russia and Armenia.
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