Commuters have been left stranded, fighting fare hikes, and getting onto packed public transport. Drivers of those automobiles additionally need to deal with the lack of earnings following the ban.
Fahim Saleh, Gokada CEO says the corporate has stopped the transport side of its enterprise, leaving a minimum of 800 drivers with none supply of earnings.
It additionally laid off 50% of its workers concerned in transport operations in Lagos. “As a enterprise, we form of have to simply roll with the punches and quite a lot of these folks that we needed to lay off had been very centered on the transport sector of the enterprise,” Saleh instructed CNN.
Confronted with the prospect of declining revenues, the corporate is now pivoting into supply and logistics with the launch of its personal boat hailing service over the subsequent few weeks after assembly sea transport necessities.
“After I was in Lagos I noticed that the waterways had been empty… So, in 2019, I ordered two boats actually on Alibaba. They’re 24 passenger boats with a toilet enclosed,” Fahim Saleh, Gokada CEO mentioned.
In line with Saleh, Gokada, Max.ng, and ORide (a subsidiary of Chinese language backed OPay) are in talks with the federal government on how you can embrace experience hailing providers of their future plan for Lagos.