Plentywaka, Nigeria’s bus hailing start-up has marked its first year in operation with over 190,000+ completed trips by more than 40,000 riders. .
The e-hailing service, which launched in Lagos before its recent expansion into Abuja in August 2020, has found success with the use of technology to solve the challenges of travel for the everyday commuter.
Over the next 12 months, Plentywaka will continue to develop the app, most notably the cashless payment system to reduce contact in a post- COVID-19 era, as well as its GPS tech to help provide a more regulated service for travellers.
In May, the company introduced Staff Bus Solutions, an exclusive service for corporate companies to minimize employees’ risk of exposure to the virus post-lockdown. This was followed by the launch of Logistics By Plentywaka for its users in June, a business-to-consumer delivery service that provides its customers with same-day delivery service and aggregation of logistics vehicles for their partners.
In a statement, President and Co-Founder of Plentywaka, Johnny Enagwolor said, “Today, it’s great to be in a position to say that we are one year into our mission to transform transport in Nigeria with technology and make reliable, clean, and safe travel accessible to everyone. Looking to the year ahead, our goal is to continue to improve the riders experience, increase productivity in Nigeria with efficient transportation, and create more jobs and income opportunities through our Plentywaka Vehicle Partnership scheme.”
Plentywaka vehicle partners earn between N80,000 and N150,000 weekly by onboarding their vehicles on it’s platform. The startup is looking to work with individuals, corporates, and state governments to expand its technology and fleet to provide better transportation services.