- Taxify Commences Operation in Abuja
Taxify, a fast growing ride-sharing platform in Europe and Africa, launches in Abuja, its second city in Nigeria, with hundreds of driver-partners signed up to the platform.
To celebrate this milestone, Taxify said it was offering a 40 per cent discount to riders in the month of November and driver-partners were ready to accept rides all across the city.
The Taxify’s Operations Manager, Uche Okafor, said, “Abuja is an exciting and thriving market with an outgoing population for private urban transport. We’re very excited to launch here and have a solid team on ground. We are confident that Taxify can effectively contribute to healthy competition by improving the quality of service and lowering the prices for the end customer.”
According to him, the company will take only 15 per cent commission from its drivers, compared to the 25 per cent that competitors take, adding that the lower commission allows it to offer lower prices for riders and ensure that drivers have enough earnings.
He said that Taxify would treat its drivers better so that they could in turn treat riders well.
This, Okafor said, would be achieved by ensuring that drivers could earn more driving on the firm’s platform than on any other platform.
He stated that the end-to-end support of the firm would ensure that drivers were happier driving on Taxify and were ultimately able to provide better quality service for riders.