Bolt, a major ride-hailing platform has registered it presence in 21 cities across Nigeria. The expansion move follows its diversification into 10 new cities along with the already existing 11.
The move which is in line with Bolt’s vision of providing efficient and affordable rides to millions of Nigerians will now have riders in Akure, Warri, Asaba, Aba and Zaria onboard the platform. Other cities includes Kaduna, Onitsha, Makurdi, Ilorin and Uyo.
Newsletter from Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission, NIPC, revealed that the decision to expand into the 10 more cities underscores Bolt’s commitment to ensuring Bolt’s promise of safe, convenient and affordable is available for everyone, this was according to the country Manager, Femi Akin-Laguna.
He said, “These past years have seen us serving millions of Nigerians daily, providing them with safer and affordable option for commuting and we are very proud of the successes we have recorded with the help of the riders and drivers. Amongst other things, we have updated our App with more safety enabling features, put in place stricter measures with driver recruitment and expanded our customer relations team to ensure faster resolution of issues.
“We believe strongly that every Nigerian deserves to enjoy the Bolt experience and we are on a mission to make that happen,” he said.
Since its introduction into the Nigerian market in 2016, Bolt has become notable for its service and more prominently, affordability. Bolt’s footprint in the cities of Abuja, Owerri, Ibadan, Calabar, Benin, Kano, Port Harcourt, Lagos, Jos, Enugu and Abeokuta have been described as laudable and an indication that the new cities will enjoy an equal level of excellence.