Popularly known as keke, tricycle-hailing services are becoming increasingly popular in Nigeria and one of the country’s leading ride-hailing service, Bolt is the latest to join the bandwagon of tricycle-hailing services.
Launched in the South-Southern city of Uyo, this move follows the appointment of Femi Akin-Laguda as its Country Manager for Nigeria and the introduction of a new feature that allows users to add extra stops to their rides.
The new service also coincides with the company’s recent raise of $56 million from the European Investment Bank to expand newer areas of its business across Europe and Africa. The company has since offered similar services in East-African countries, Tanzania and Kenya but Nigeria is the first West-African country to have Bolt tricycles.
In squaring up to the competition and delivering better services that fit the audience, Bolt Country Manager, Femi Akin-Laguda said;
“We have already built the biggest ride-sharing platform in Nigeria for cars and the knowledge we have gained in that endeavour gives us a significant advantage in taking on the unique transportation challenges in all the cities where we operate. Tricycles in Uyo is the first step in this direction as we intend to bring a renewed effort to solving local problems with globally tested solutions.”