Why Some Nigerians are still not using Taxi e-hailing services

“The movement from one place to another.” That was how they defined Transportation back in primary school. This is an inevitable part of life. Every innovation and invention we have made in the world so far is because we have been open to change. The movement of people and things from one place to the other.

So, it was no surprise when automobiles were created to improve transportation. Now, people do not have to walk long distances. They can now sit and enjoy the process.

Over time though, the process has not always been enjoyable. With the ever-growing population in developing countries like Nigeria, and also the increase in the number of cars plying a route, it’s no wonder the process of transportation, particularly public transportation is not as fast and convenient as the founding fathers envisioned.

But then came the Ride-hailing technology. The creation of an app whereby people can sit in their houses and order rides which will take them specifically to their destinations. They can share rides and have a better experience of convenience.

Then, everyone should jump on this offer and use the taxi e-hailing service to ease their transport stress but this is not so, particularly in Nigeria.

The growth of ride-hailing platforms in Nigeria has been tremendous. With thousands of drivers in Lagos and Abuja, registered on these platforms, the number still keeps increasing daily. But despite all this, the potential of this service has not been fully utilized in Nigeria compared to other African countries.

Why is this?

The problem: Restricted Coverage

One of the major reason for this is because, for a city as vast as Lagos, there is sometimes a restricted coverage on some areas. Areas like Ikorodu, Alagbado, Ajegunle, and Badagry (outskirts of Lagos); the presence of available drivers in such areas is constrained.

The GoComTaxi solution

This is why the GocomTaxi app is dedicated to being available to every person in the city of Lagos and Abuja. We want our riders to be able to rely on us where over they are to make quality service available to them.

The Problem: Presumed High Cost

Another major reason is the Presumed High is practically expensive. No doubt, a huge part of the daily expenses goes into transportation for almost 90% of the population. So, most people live on a budget. Which most times doesn’t cover a splurging on transportation. Most have even assumed without trying most taxi e-services are expensive and meant only for the well-to-do.

The GoComTaxi Solution

This is why GoComTaxi, a Nigerian innovative platform, is committed to spreading the news that this service is now available to EVERYONE. The rates are reasonable, affordable and cheaper. This means that appointments can be made, a stress-free life can be lived, comfort can be had and convenience is now within the reach of every Nigerian living in Lagos and Nigeria.

The problem: Insecurity

The last reason I am going to mention is the Insecurity recently attached to Ride-hailing technology. With the recent news of taxi drivers being rude and abusive to their passengers, most riders are now put off with the idea of riding with a stranger. Although they are lots of issues to consider in this, this is a problem that has put the taxi e-hailing services in a bad light. Particularly for those that have not even used it. Preferring to go with the traditional taxi service.

The GocomTaxi solution :

GoComTaxi partners with drivers and car owners that have been tested and deemed trusted. The drivers go through extensive training and etiquette education such that when you are offered a ride, you are also offered an experience.

The goal is to help people. To solve the inconvenience and stress that accompanies daily living for an average Nigerian living in Lagos and Abuja. We hope to get more people to utilize this platform and enjoy quality service at an affordable rate. And that soon, very soon hopefully, the majority of Nigerians will embrace the Gocomtaxi app as their go-to platform for transportation comfort that will fit into their budget.

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